Have you ever thought of a horse? How annoying a pile of flies on your back warm from the sun feels like? How when a person fits and applies a horseshoe to your hoof feels. And when it rains you never have an umbrella. All you get is a heavy blanket to lie across your back. And your hooves are killing you but you have to carry a large human on your back? I wonder if the human race could survive if we had to carry monkeys on our backs. I'm not saying to stop riding horses. I'm saying they need more love and respect and to be cared for like the horses I've met. And for all the other ones who are not. Not only should we love our animals more but each other too. Our world depends on it.
The Breath of a Horse
June 4, 2010