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    08-04-2008, 03:55 PM
Two Horses

I did not write this, it was sent to me in an email. I thought I would just share it.

Two Horses

There is a field, with two horses in it.
From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.
But if you stop your car, or are walking by,

You will notice something quite amazing.

Looking into the eyes
Of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner
Has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a
Good home for him .

If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the

Sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of

The sound, you will see that it comes from the
Smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell.
It lets the blind friend know where the other
Horse is, so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two horses, you'll see
That the horse with the bell is always checking on the
Blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for
The bell and then slowly walk to where the other
Horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter
Of th e barn each evening, it stops occasionally and
Looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn't
Too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not
Throw us away just because we are not perfect or
Because we have problems or challenges.

He watches over us and even brings others into our
Lives to help us when we are in need.

Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by
The little ringing bell of those who God places in
Our lives.

Other times we are the guide horse, helping others
To find their way....

Good friends are like that... you may not always
See them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours.

And kinder than necessary-everyone
You meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly....
Leave the rest to God
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    08-07-2008, 09:07 AM
I know someone that had a horse that led a blind horse. The horses were very old and the horse that led the blind one got sick. So they put them both down to prevent the blind one from being sad and scared.
    08-08-2008, 05:28 PM
Yay when I got this email in my inbox it rang true to me too. I volly at a local horse rescue & they have close to the same set up. Brough a tear to my eye.
    08-08-2008, 05:38 PM
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My horse was in a field for years with a a really old little blind pony mare and 2 horse mares. I remember going over there one time and the 2 mares and my gelding were racing around the place screaming like this blood curdeling whinny. We thought for sure the pony had died. Or gotten lost. We walked the pasture and way up top in the woods there was an old farm shed that had grown over and broken down, she was in there, just standing... I don't know if she had fallen asleep and the others had wandered off not realizing she wasnt with them or what. But when I found her, she came right out and followed me down the hill. The other horses calmed right down. She just followed sound I geuss... I'm not sure how she got around, but they never left her alone again...
    08-09-2008, 10:37 AM
I think its so amazing that horses (or any animal 4 that fact) just seem to "know" when something is wrong or another animal has a disadvantage. The owner of the rescue I was talking about told me that if the horses seem to wander away from "Pops" the blind horse, they freak out crying out & looking for him until they get back to them. LOL. It's amazing. It's not like they understood us "humans" saying now Pop's is blind so you need to watch out for him.

Animals are just truly amazing to me.

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