Just a Horse

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sweetshoplady, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Saw this on a cattle forum I go to:

    Just a Horse

    From time to time, people tell me "lighten up, its just a horse" or "that's a lot of money for just a horse."

    They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a horse." Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a horse."

    Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a horse," but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a horse," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a horse" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

    If you too, think its "just a horse," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

    "Just a horse" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust and pure unbridled joy.

    "Just a horse" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

    Because of just a horse, I will rise early, take long walks, and look longlingly to the future.

    So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a horse" but the embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment

    "Just a horse" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from what's bad in my life. I hope that someday they can understand that its not "just a horse" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a woman/man."

    So the next time you hear the phrase "just a horse," just smile, because they "just" don't understand.


    I think your other favorite animals can be substituted in there, like "just a chicken." [​IMG]
  2. Equest94

    Equest94 Songster

    May 29, 2007
    New York
    I love it! Thank you for posting.

    I have "just a horse" and I would not trade a moment spent with that mare for anything. [​IMG]
  3. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Songster

    Jun 6, 2007
    Thankyou for sharing!! [​IMG]
  4. nadams4

    nadams4 Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    I love it! I want it framed on my wall!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I too have "just a horse"
    In jan when my beloved dog lacy died, I buried her outside the pasture under a tree she love to lay under. I had just thrown hay in the hay feeder for the horses about 1/2 acre away from where i was burying her. I guess I was sobbing kinda of loudly and all of a sudden I hear a loud nicker, I turned around and there she was at the fence rail. My sweetie. IT was like she knew what I was feeling. I have 2 other horses and she can be a big pia at times (she's three ) but she is most sensitive to my moods. Yeah, "she's just a horse"
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2008

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