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post #1 of 9 Old 06-10-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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"Just A Horse"

I seen this online today and was very touched by it. Just thought I'd share.

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, its just a horse" or, "that's a lot of money for just a horse". They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, of the costs involved for "just a horse". Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a horse", but i did not 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 day. If you, too, think its "just a horse", then you will probably understand 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 will ride early, take long walks 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 whats good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a horse", but a thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a woman". So, next time you hear the phrase, "just a horse" - just smile, because they just donít understand.

~Unknown

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him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-10-2012, 07:59 PM
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I love this..I've read it a few times but still love it..

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-12-2012, 08:11 PM
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It's amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-13-2012, 11:36 PM
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I have a version of this blown up and framed on my wall. Here is a link to what my poster looks like :) I love it!

http://loudlyquietly.files.wordpress...67_n.jpg?w=658
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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That is an awesome picture!
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-14-2012, 09:07 PM
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This an amazing piece and whoever wrote it understands, unlike a lot of people....us horse people know its not "just a horse"
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-15-2012, 02:21 AM
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That is an awesome picture!
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Agree! It's what sold me on the poster, before I even read the phrase underneath
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-31-2012, 07:32 PM
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Oh wow... beautiful... <3 I wish I could hand that to everyone who tells me its "just a horse"... I wish I could get into their brain, thats it is a LOAD more than just a horse...

This part is gold <3

"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 whats good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a horse", but a thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a woman".

Gorgeous...

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-31-2012, 07:38 PM
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love it. i wish i could print out like 100 copies and give em to all the people who say it....

*Insert something witty*
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