The Power of 1,000 Pounds

Justine - San Antonio, Texas
Entered on October 22, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I believe in the Wild West, the days of outlaws and cowboys. A day when men took care of their own problems and knew what hard work was. I believe in the trusting in only the law of God and society, but most of all I believe in the influence, elegance, and rule of horses.

Horses have the power to make you to listen to the needs of to those who cannot speak. This communication with the voiceless changes the way you interact with the rest of the world. Through it you become more compassionate and understanding. Often times instinct takes control being told things becomes unnecessary because you’ve already picked up on them; however, you listen intently anyway. A horse in every home would recover the communication of the world.

Horses are true social animals who, within their herd, are domineering. As an owner it is your duty to establish calm control. Since working with horses, I have found confidence and inner strength that I could not live without. Nothing can change my course of action because of it, not even fear.

Most of all, I believe that everyone should own a horse because they teach you to respect. If you mistreat a horse, it will mistreat you. You must learn to be gentle, yet firm in what you are asking and you can never give up.

A horse is a more complex form of a human. Once you can handle a thousand pounds of power without fear, then you can truly accomplish anything. I guess what I really believe is that 21st century needs to “cowboy up.”