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    Something for Tumbleweed

    The Horse's Prayer

    - I'm only a horse, dear Master, but my heart is warm and true.
    I'm ready to work my hardest, for the pleasure of pleasing you.

    Good corn, hay and water, are all that I wish to ask.
    And a warm dry bed to rest on, when I've finished my daily task.

    Don't strike me in needless anger, if I'm slow to understand,
    but encourage my drooping spirits with a gentle voice and hand.

    Finally, O my master! When my health and strength are gone -
    When I'm getting old and feeble, and my long life's work is done -

    Don't sell me to cruel or strange owners, to be slaved to my last breath,
    But grant me the untold blessing of a quick and painless death;

    That, as you have always found me a patient and loyal friend,
    The years of my faithful service may be crowned by a peaceful end.

    I plead in the name of the Savior, Who cares when the sparrows fall.
    Who was born in a lowly stable, and knows, and loves us all!


    Your Faithful and loving friend,

    The Horse


    http://www.thinklikeahorse.org/index-24.html
    From Rick Gore's website, Rick being the retired cop behind the jootube video channel ThinkLikeACop, he's one of us and a really down-to-earth dude. More of his stuff on horses here - http://www.thinklikeahorse.org/index.html
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    Re: Something for Tumbleweed

    I've got a couple of old horses I've put out to pasture quite a few years ago. The oldest is 33 years old I think and that's really old for a horse. The other one is close to that age too. I've been many a mile with them in all kinds of weather checking on and tending cattle. They, like many others have been my helpers through the years.

    I don't think these two will make it through the winter because they're both pretty thin even though they've had the best of feed and plenty of it. I might have to put them down but I sure hate to have to do that. I don't want them to suffer.

    Thanks for the horses prayer. It's pretty good. I spent the day last Sunday horseback trailing cattle with my red roan horse "Spud". I named him Spud because he's the color of a red potato.


    Andrew Marlin wrote this song below and his wife sings it with him in this video.





    Calvary
    Mandolin Orange

    Well, I've carried the world on my back with no more to obtain
    The fire in the sky-- a dim light in my eye that's long faded
    And I've stood where heroes have fallen their names turned to stone
    Yet I remain nameless, the best friend the hero has known


    Now I'm saving my strength for running
    These days I'm saving my strength for running


    From the age of kings when pride decided all fate
    Long before war machines took charge and I was still 'wake
    It was blind hope and blinders, with young men to carry between
    All the death and the glory; believin' they're one and the same


    Now I'm saving my strength for running
    These days I'm saving my strength for running


    Yes I've carried the world on my back with no more to obtain
    The sword and the shield perched upon saddles and reins
    But the stampedes of thunder, the cavalry's charge leaves me now
    Your last war will come but I can not follow you down


    No, I'm saving my strength for running
    These days I'm saving my strength for running
    I said these days I'm saving my strength for running







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    He cannot be seen but he watches and waits. Author unknown

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    Re: Something for Tumbleweed

    Even though that 33 y.o. horse was a working animal I’m sure he has been your beloved pet as well. I suggest you prepare your emotions, send him out on a high note and give him the needle of mercy at the first indication you need to do so. Myself, I will do so at the first sign of distress at the end of my pet’s life. Our beloved animals deserve mercy and it’s our responsibility to show them that.
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    Re: Something for Tumbleweed

    BTW, 30 years is a very long life for a horse that was worked, so for your horse to live to 33 years old indicates you took really, really good care of him.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." --Aristotle

    "If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable-what then?" --George Orwell

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    Re: Something for Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight rambler View Post
    BTW, 30 years is a very long life for a horse that was worked, so for your horse to live to 33 years old indicates you took really, really good care of him.
    Loosing an animal after that long would really be tough. You kind of grow together.
    " If you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. There is nothing progressive about being pig-headed and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world it's pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistake. We're on the wrong road. And if that is so we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on. ---C. S. Lewis

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    Re: Something for Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight rambler View Post
    Even though that 33 y.o. horse was a working animal I’m sure he has been your beloved pet as well. I suggest you prepare your emotions, send him out on a high note and give him the needle of mercy at the first indication you need to do so. Myself, I will do so at the first sign of distress at the end of my pet’s life. Our beloved animals deserve mercy and it’s our responsibility to show them that.
    Yesterday I saw that old horse looking at me and my intuition hit me that he doesn't have long to live. This afternoon he was laying down and couldn't get up so I helped him on over to the other side with my .357 sig. This evening I've been thinking about all the places we've been together and the things we've done. I'll miss that old horse and I'm getting old and stove up too. I was horse back this morning gathering and working cattle with another horse I've spent a lot of time with. We all just go until we can't go anymore and then it's time to cross over to the other side.

    There's a photo of me and that horse when he was young in a book put out by a photographer. The book is getting old and doesn't sell for much on amazon anymore.
    We are all travelers through this world
    Birth till Death
    We travel between the Eternities. Robert Duval as Print Ritter "The Broken Trail"

    Just incase anybodys wonderin my ancestors were mostly Irish and I'm catholic

    The old coyote senses danger and sinks into the grass.
    He cannot be seen but he watches and waits. Author unknown

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