Just a Horse
From time to time, someone will comment how they don’t understand my passion for horses. When I try to explain they will generally reply by saying something like “.. but it’s just a horse!” I know then that I can’t justify in their minds the distances travelled, the time spent, or the costs involved with owning “just a horse.”
Just a Horse
Many of my proudest moments have happened with “just a horse.” Some of my most peaceful and soulful memories have occurred when my only company was just a horse.” Some of my saddest times have involved “just a horse.”
Because of “just a horse” I will rise early, work hard and look longingly to the future. And in those days of darkness , the gentle touch of “just a horse” will give me comfort, understanding and love that will put my soul at ease. “Just a horse” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Just a horse” diverts my thoughts away from myself and the often trivial worries of the day. “Just a horse” is an embodiment of many of my hopes and dreams for the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of living in the moment.
“Just a horse” is the thing that keeps me from being just a person.” So the next time someone says to you it’s “just a horse” smile because “they just don’t understand”.