In celebration of St Patrick’s Day, here is a parade of horses of Ireland.
Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you so much for following us and being such great champions for one of the greatest gifts to all mankind — the horse. We are grateful and prayerful for them and you.
Here’s a lovely poem.
BY CONNIE MARCUM WONG
I love to ride in morning breeze
On paths surrounding forest trees
To share the scent of pine fresh air
Where fine mist lingers in my hair.
My steed is white with soft gray nose
We gallup on through drifting snows
As snow drops settle soft and light
To make our Christmas spirit bright.
We stop to rest near mountain crest
And view an eagle’s flight to nest
High above in a lofty pine
To dwell in nature quite divine.
I lift my eyes into the skies
While bathed in colors of sunrise
And I give thanks this Christmas day
For all His blessings as I pray.
Remembering our horses with gratitude on America’s national day of giving thanks.
We love this poem by “Herd of Joy”:
Receive all that a horse gives
In every moment
Reward each and every step
And every offering
For the horse owes us nothing
It is we who owe her
The land we robbed from under
Her far-ranging hooves
The spirit we reined in
The freedom we bridled
A bridge to nature, a world within
The fleet messenger ushers us into
The guise of leader does not suit one
Fearful of the mighty beast one aims to
Humility, honor, empathy
True traits of one who seeks a horse’s
Expect less, give more
Let the gratitude flow
Gushing admiration from the
Wellspring of our hearts, ask only
For she owes us nothing
Yet she is willing, ready to give us
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Thank you for following our blog, Tuesday’s Horse, and being an integral part of what we do at The Horse Fund.
Many thanks also to Bob Langrish, MBE, for the gift of use of the image of the horse you have come to know as our signature, pictured above.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bestowed Mr. Langrish with the prestigious M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for Equestrian Photography and Services to Art, in 2011.
Our thanks to you for all you do
Defending our flag the red, white and blue
As Americans we know what freedom means
The joy, the peace and the right to dream
Freedom we love but it is not free
The sacrifice is great and you give willingly