Quote for the week

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
~Winston Churchill

The DOR thinks that this statement pretty much sums up horses. I have to say I agree with her....

Freedom, seems to me that we horses are the symbol of freedom. People see us and imagine being able to run and cavort like we do.

Justice, horses have a strong sense of justice. In fact that is how a lot of humans get themselves a bit sideways with their horse. We often react badly if our sense of justice and fairness is violated.

Honor is how we live our lives. We have a herd hierarchy, which sometimes gets restructured, relies on honor. We also never lie, which is another honorable trait.

Duty, we have been right alongside of humans throughout their history. It is our duty to take care of them. When push comes to shove I have protected the DOR before looking out for myself.

Mercy, good thing we have this. Horses are some of the most forgiving creatures you will ever meet.

Hope, we always believe the best. It takes a lot for us to give up hope.

The DOR says that when she is with the herd it reminds her of what life is really about.

Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

A goal for us humans...to live simply like the horse.

Great post.


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