"National Day of the Horse on December 13th encourages people of the United States to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States."
When you take a minute to really read the intention of National Day of the Horse, you realize just how significant the horse's role is, not just in the development of our country, but in our hearts and souls.
“The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave.” -Ronald Duncan
To the wild ones, that were here before us, and that symbolize the west and the wildness that lies within all of our hearts.
To the great painted war ponies of the Native Americans:
To the brave and noble horses of war who were faithful until death:
To the horses and mules that moved families across the country:
To those who serve and protect:
The horse has been in the trenches with man, competes as an athlete in many events, works from sun up to sun down on cattle ranches, plows our fields and provides healing to the broken. They soften our hearts and teach us so much about ourselves. They are what little girls dreams are made of and their manes have caught countless tears, while their ears have heard all whispers of fears, hopes and dreams.