A Horses Prayer
Feed me, give me water, and care for me, and when the day’s work is done, give me shelter, a clean bed and a wide stall.
Talk to me, your voice often substitutes for the reins for me.
Be good to me and I will serve you cheerfully and love you.
Don’t jerk the reins and don’t raise the whip.
Don’t beat or kick me when I don’t understand you, but rather give me time to understand you.
Don’t consider it disobedience if I don’t follow your commands. Perhaps there is a problem with my saddle and bridles or hooves.
Check my teeth if I don’t eat, maybe I have a toothache. You know how that hurts.
Don’t halter me too short and don’t dock my tail… it’s my only weapon against flies and mosquitoes.
And at the end, dear master, when I am no longer any use to you, don’t let me go hungry or freeze and don’t sell me.
Don’t give me a master who slowly tortures me to death and lets me starve, but rather be merciful and take care of me, by letting me run and enjoy a warm pasture.
Let me request this of you and please don’t regard it as disrespectful if I ask it in the name of Him who was born in a stable like me.
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