A Tribute to God’s Great Creation

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After making the little girl, God said:

“You’ll need something to lean on. Something with substance that will teach you the value of hard work, perseverance, and to never give up. A thing that won’t cast judgment when you mess up in life. Because you will often, it’s just part of growing up and becoming a decent human.

You’ll need something whose impressive physical presence must be respected at all times. A being who could break your bones in a whisper but will never break your heart. A creature who will be there for you when you cry for hours after someone you love lets you down. A nonspeaking, breathing being that will teach you to check all the noise in your head and completely listen to what he is saying.

Sometimes in life you need to let go and just hang on. I call this trust. The terrifying ability to follow something blindly out of the conviction of only your heart. It will keep you centered and restore your faith when life happens. When you realize that you are forgettable to the world you won’t be to this creature.

Something that will keep you truly humbled yet teach you how to fly!

You need to understand the painful reality of death. Sometimes it’s OK to let go. That kindness will always be rewarded before the use of force. And that courage means trusting him to get you safely to the other side.

Something to get you out of bed in the trying times. When you feel like you have nothing he will remind you that you are still wanted. Something to give you perspective about what’s really important in life.

You’ll need a best friend. Do not take this relationship lightly. It just might save your life someday when you see no out. Treasure it always I’m trusting it to you to take care of for a reason.

A creature who will restore your faith about all of the goodness in the world even when you are so broken down that you cast Me aside.

In turn with time and healing he will bring you back to Me. Know that your struggle won’t be made alone, and don’t forget to enjoy the ride.

So I will make a horse.”
This poem is dedicated to all of the horses in our lives who make each day a little sweeter, each year worth smiling about when we reflect, and who give us a multitude of reasons each day to be in gratitude for all the love we have in our lives.  Surely no greater creature exists….

For Every Horse an Angel by Laurie Hammer

Please have no fear my own young son,
This life soon over but you have won,
This you’ve won your final race,
And you my arms I now embrace.

I know how great is now your fear,
Do not forget I hold you dear,
Know you’re loved my dear horse child,
I hold you close do not be wild.

Please have no fear my own young son,
You’re not alone don’t try to run,
Your life so short we shed a tear,
For every horse an Angel’s here!

In spirit form you soon will be,
The Angels wait now patiently,
To guide you home we soon will go,
My Heaven has horses didn’t you know?

Please have no fear my own young son,
In Heaven’s fields you soon will run,
I do both love the strong and meek,
This is the place of peace you seek.

Your Angel’s wings now hold you fast,
Your fear now gone and in the past,
Now open your eyes awake and see,
Heaven’s your home always with me.

In loving memory of all horses

Laurie Hammer
2007

HOOFBEATS OF HOPE by Laurie Hammer

In silence waits the world to hear,
Victory for horses now draws near,
In silence now we wait to see,
Love and hope win triumphantly.

Now faintly heard in distance great,
The hope for this was years to wait,
The sound of hoofbeats louder now,
The people cheer then heads do bow.

Our tears flow free and hope has won,
Our horses free yes everyone,
No slaughter left across the land,
For love has won we took our stand.

The thunder grows yet louder still,
The hoofbeats are the people’s will,
No more to slaughter do they go,
We cherish them the world does know.

The sound of hoofbeat thunder roars,
On love and hope it Heavenly soars,
The hoofbeats of our horses gone,
Their spirits here with us live on.

This poem belongs to all of our American horses who have died in slaughterhouses.

Laurie Hammer
2010

THE SPIRIT HORSES by Laurie Hammer

We cannot see them yet they’re here,
Beside us now they always stay,
For all we do to help the horse,
The spirit horses ride with us.

To stop the slaughter they are here,
They give us strength to carry on,
Our tears of loss and grief they see,
The spirit horses ride with us.

To help stop slaughter they are here,
They always guide our hands and hearts,
They’ll lead us all to victory,
The spirit horses ride with us.

As long as we all need them here,
God sends his best to help us save,
All horses that do need our help,
The spirit horses ride with us.

Laurie Hammer
2009

A Lovely Message from a Friend in Arizona

To Anna, with Love from Mo

The Horses called out for help.
And Anna answered, “I hear you, teach me your ways”.
The Horses prayed they could remain horses.
And Anna understood.
The Horses said, “Do not call me names or shout or scream at me”.
And Anna whispered to them.
The Horses cried out, “Please do not harm my body or try to break my spirit”.
And Anna offered her hand with patient gentleness.
The Horses asked, “Let our voices and thoughts be heard”.
And Anna speaks with them, revealing to us their messages.
The Horses searched for peace and harmony within.
And Anna sends them healing love and energy.
Then Horses everywhere rejoiced, saying to Anna, “Go out into the world and share with other 2 legged ones the things we have taught you.”
And that ever present voice inside beckons me—–Come, Hear, Live, the Language of Equus.
Horses – if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself.  ~Author Unknown