Hoofbeats In Heaven
In Praise Of The Horse

Tribute To The Human/Equine Bond

Rider's Prayer
Author Unknown

Dearest 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
My soul you have gifted with a deep need for them.
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 touch of a warm 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 its hooves makes my eyes burn and my heart soars.
Let it always be so.

Dearest God grant me patience,
for horses are harnessed wind and wind can be flighty.
 Let me not frighten or harm them,
instead show me ways to understand them.

Above all, dear God, fill my life with 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.
I shall cherish it and praise you for it all the time.


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