Thursday, July 25, 2013

Two Horses

I received this in an email the other day and thought I’d share it with you.
  Two Horses
         Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it.
        From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.
 But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing…

 Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.  If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source for the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

 Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
 When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back,
Making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
 Like the owners of these two horses, friends do not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges!
 Friends watch over us and even bring others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who are placed in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way…
 Good friends are like that…you may not always see them, but you know they are always there…
Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours, and remember…
Be kinder than necessary-
Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
 Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly…
For we walk by faith and not by sight.
We carry the bell for someone! 

Until next time


  1. AnonymousJuly 25, 2013

    That's lovely!

  2. Tearfully Thankful, You're The Best!!

  3. That was wonderful. I love the story and the lesson. It's a great one to remember

  4. I've had several friends who used the bell idea with blind horses and it worked so well for them. Thanks for sharing this story with the glorious photos!!

  5. Beautiful,,, just love it !!!!!

  6. Beautiful,,, just love it !

  7. Oh, I've read this before, can't remember where, but it still makes me all teary, in a good way. And its a lovely way of remembering to treasure good friends, thanks for sharing :D

    Beautiful pictures! I recognise the 3rd, 4th & 6th ones, they're by Wojtek Kwiatkowski (what a mouthful!!) -- google him, his pix are breathtaking.

  8. I'm blind and was so touched by this story. I'm a huge fan of your blog. It's so simple and sincere. Thank you.

  9. I remember having read this before, but a timely reminder - thank you!

  10. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this.

  11. What a beautiful story. Gave me the chills. I will try to remember, be kinder than necessary.

  12. that is lovely, and the photos are stunning!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

  13. Lovely! Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather - it's Creamery time, don't you think?

  14. so beautiful


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