While I finish up some posts of my own, I thought that I would share this piece. Someone posted this on Facebook, and it was not familiar to me but definitely resonated. I attempted to Google it, but only was able to find one reference that seemed to be it … on an expired website. So, I will take the poster’s word that the author is unknown. Enjoy!
The Horsewoman’s Prayer
Dearest God in Heaven,
Give me the 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.
My soul you have gifted with a deep need for them, let that need never lessen.
Always let my breath catch as the sun gleams on an elegant head.
Always may my throat tighten at the sound of a gentle nicker.
Let the scent of fresh hay and a new bag of grain always be sweet to me.
Let the warm touch of a soft nose on my hand always bring a smile.
I adore the joy of a warm day on the farm.
The grace and splendor of a running horse, the thunder of it’s hooves,
makes my eyes burn and my heart soar, let it always be so.
Grant me patience, for horses are harnessed wind and wind can be flighty.
Let me not frighten or harm then, instead show me ways to understand them.
When I pass from this world, send my soul to no Heaven without them,
for this love you have given me graces my existence
and I shall cherish it, and praise You for it, for all time.
Be good to your horses!