July 17, 2020
For the next seven weeks I will be taking pieces of the “Horseman’s Prayer” and using it in my Friday devotional pieces. I hope that you will find a way to use these pieces in your daily meditations and thoughts.
God in Heaven,
Give me strength to guide my horse.
Make my hands soft and my head clear.
Let my horse understand me and I him.
My heart you have blessed with a special love of these animals, let me
never lose sight of it.
and working with horses, one must have not only strength, as the saddles and
gear are not light. But, you must also
be light in your hand as they do not take to a strong hand or voice very
well. You must also be clear headed, you
are working with someone that has their own thoughts, feelings and processes;
they also can weigh upwards of 1,000 pounds.
It has been
said that a good horseman can hear his horse talk, but an excellent horseman
can hear his horse whisper. When Louie
and I are working in sync, we are truly as one.
It is almost as if I can see and feel what he is thinking before he
does. Just as he can feel my moods and
thoughts. He knows when I am happy, sad,
need a hug or when he needs to be a bit of a stinker to make me laugh. I am thankful every day that God has blessed
me with the love and joy that knowing these wonderful animals bring to my life.
you ever sat and watched a true team of horse and rider – saw the joy in their
you been blessed with a special love of something that brings you joy?