General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Gift subscriptions

Genes Reunited gift subscription

Do you know someone interested in discovering their family history?

You can now buy a gift subscription to Genes Reunited so they can research their family tree.

Buy gift or redeem gift

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

The Horses Prayer.

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Frederick

Frederick Report 18 Feb 2013 20:53


Feed me, water and care for me
And when the day's work is done,
Provide me with a clean shelter,
A clean dry bed
And a stall wide enough for me
To lie down in comfort:
Be always gentle to me, and talk to me;
Your voice often means more
To me than the reins.
Pat me sometimes that I may serve you
The more gladly and learn
To love thee. Do not jerk the reins,
And do not whip me when going up hill.
Never strike, beat, or kick me
When I do not understand what you mean,
But give me a chance to understand you.
Watch me, and if I fail to do your bidding,
See if something is wrong
With my harness, or my feet.
Don't draw the straps to tight.
Give me freedom to move my head.
If you insist on me wearing blinkers
To keep me from looking around, at least,
See to it that they do not press
Against my eyes.
Don't make my load to heavy,
And, don't leave me tied up in the rain.
Have me well shod,
Examine my teeth when I do not eat;
I may have an ulcerated tooth
And that you know is painful enough.
Do not tie my head in an unnatural position,
Or take away my best defence against flies
By cutting off my tail.
I cannot tell you when I'm thirsty
So please give me pure cold water frequently.
Do all you can to protect me from the sun
And throw a cover over me
When I am standing out in the cold.
Don't force an ice cold bit into my mouth,
But warm it first
In some warm water, or in your hands.
I always try to do cheerfully
The work you require of me.
And day and night
I stand for hours waiting for you.
And finally my master,
When my useful strength is gone,
Do not turn me out to to starve or freeze,
Or sell me to a cruel owner
To be slowly tortured and starved to death.
But do thee my master take my life
In the kindest way.
And your God will reward
You here and hereafter.
You may not think me irreverent
If I ask this in the name of
Him who was born in a stable.

AMEN.


F.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 18 Feb 2013 21:24

and please don't eat when I'm dead