The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
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"Planes, automobiles, trains, they are great, but when it comes to getting the heart going, they can't touch a horse."
Dearest creator in Heaven Give me strength to guide my horse Make my hands soft and my head clear Let my horse understand me and I him My heart you have blessed with a special love of these animals Let me never loose sight of it. My soul you have gifted with a deep need for them. Let that need never lessen.... Always let my breath catch as the sun gleams on an elegant head. Always may my throat tighten at the sound of a gentle nicker. Let the scent of fresh hay and a new bag of grain be sweet to me. Let the touch of a warm nose on my hand always bring a smile. I adore the joy of a warm day on the farm. The grace and splendor of a running horse. The thunder of hooves makes my eyes burn and my heart soar. Let it always be so Dearest Creator, grant me patience. For horses are harnessed wind and wind can be flighty. Let me not frighten or harm them. Instead show me ways to understand them. Above all dear Creator, fill my life with them. When I pass from this world, Send my soul to no heaven without them. For this love you have given me graces my existence And I shall cherish and praise you for it for all time.
My B-Day Present
"If you are blessed with the joy of horses in your life, then you know that very little can compare to watching a newborn foal take his first breath or walking out to the barn in the early morning light and feeling the presence of these awesome creatures. If you never experienced the pleasure of horses, I hope that someday get the opportunity to look into there eyes at the reflection of your own soul. "
2013 Goat Olympics
The Broken Chain
We little knew that day, God was going to call your name. ... In life we loved you dearly, In death, we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide. And although we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.
"Understanding the horse, as opposed to making him understand us."
SUPER DAN READY FOR TAKE-OFF
When God created the horse, he said to the magnificent creature: I have made thee as no other. All the treasures of the earth shall lie between thy eyes. Thou shalt cast thy enemies between thy hooves, but thou shalt carry my friends upon they back. Thy saddle shall be the seat of prayers to me. And thou fly without any wings, and conquer without any sword...
"Fear is the single most dangerous and destructive force in a relationship with a horse. Eradicate fear and you will begin to develope trust."
My Danny Boy
TO ALL MY ANIMALS
"Here my story ends,
my troubles are all over,
and I am at home."
"My Treasures do not Clink Together or Glitter, They Gleam in the Sun and Neigh in the Night."
Te N Teja
"An old proverb states the the horse is God's gift to life. I have to agree. From an early age, gazing into the almond-colored eyes of my equine companion never failed to imbue me with a sense of awe, reverie and absolute calm. Yes for me, horses were more than childhood playmates, horses were my salvation. ......
"Unlike the adults and children in my life, the horse accepted me for me, unconditionally and absolutely. This is what horses did for me; they gave me sense of self worth when my sense of self had been taken away by my disorder."
A good rider on a good horse is much above himself and others as the world can make him.
"In horse lingo, 'heart' means gusto, pizzazz, a willingness to go anywhere and try anything. Not blindly, but with an expansiveness of spirit and intelligence that are visible in a horse's posture and eye. Heart is confidence. Its the biggest difference between a good horse and an extraordinary one, and Te N Teja has heart. We will run together again in Heaven My Te!"
HORSES IN HEAVEN
"When I was a kid and I first put my hand on a horse
"They touched my soul.
"They've been a part of me
"Way down deep to my core.
"And I believe I was born with this love
"And just one lifetime won't be enough."
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of me.
"Speak kindly to your little horse,
"And soothe him when he wheezes,
"Or he may turn his back on you,
"And kick you where he pleases."
"Their rumps were globes, were oranges.
"Their color was honey and amber and fire.
"Their necks were towers, cut from the stone of pride,
and in their furious eyes, sheer energy showed itself,
a prisoner inside them."
My Best Friend
I've led a baby from a trailer after his first trip. I have kissed soft muzzles, mended wounds, wrapped legs, & spent sleepless nights on a hay bale in a freezing cold barn. I have cried and rejoiced in the same day. Unpredictable weather changes can make havoc out of my day. My horse eats better and dresses better than I do & BEFORE I do. Proud to be a horse mom.