‘Just’ a Horse

Sometimes it is so hard to come up with topics to write about, so today I thought I woul post something I read a long time ago, and figure that many people will enjoy it… What are your thoughts on, “Just a Horse”?

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 those 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 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, enjoy the forest and it’s creatures 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. II hope that someday others can 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’ just smile, because they ‘just’ don’t understand.

**I did not write this, but I sure can identify with it!



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