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Just a Horse - Ol' Paint age 26
From time to time, people tell me, ' lighten up, it's 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 the days of darkness, the gentle touch of 'just a horse' gave me comfort and reason to overcome the dark.
Those who think it's 'just a horse,' probably also use the 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 makes me a better person.
Because of 'just a horse' I rise early, take long walks, and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not 'just a horse' but an 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 myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday others have the opportunity to understand that it's not 'just a horse' but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being 'just a woman'.
So the next time you hear the phrase 'just a horse,' smile, you are one of the blessed few who understand.
Happy Trails to you.....
June 24th, 2012
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