Friday, December 13, 2013

Feature Friday – The National Day Of The Horse

Howdy Folks,

In November of 2004 Congress recognized the "First Official Day Of The Horse," and decreed December 13 would be so recognized from then on. The first paragraph of the decree is – "Encouraging citizens to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States and expressing the sense of Congress that a National Day of the Horse should be established … Whereas the horse is a living link to the history of the United States … without horses, the economy, history, and character of the United States would be profoundly different … "
I'd like to share the opening paragraph from my story, "Horses Among Us Thank God," - "It is often said that throughout history, everywhere man has gone he has been carried upon the back of a noble horse. They've plowed our fields, carried us into and died with us in our wars, pulled our wagons and travois laden with treasured possessions to new lands and pulled our wedding carriages, too. They've run our races, herded our cattle, given explosive demonstrations of their power and agility in rodeos. They've strutted their magnificence in arenas before cheering crowds to win ribbons unimportant to them. When I think of the horse's spirit and how it has selflessly carried the spirit of man through the ages I'm awed at the nobility of them. How they have answered every call with strength, beauty and unquestioning devotion.  No matter the sacrifice." … You can read the rest of my tribute to horses HERE
Kessy, Saturday and me
Kessy and I hope you'll spend a few extra moments hugging your horse, doing a little something for horses you don't know. Or reflecting on how horses have touched, or changed your life. Or a loved one's or friend's life. 
Kessy and me
Please leave your comment on how horses' touched your life.

Horses offer their spirit, their love and their guidance to us each and every day. Today is their day, help spread the word and celebrate them!

Gitty Up ~ Kessy and Dutch Henry

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