1962-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1962 November Voice - Page 21

Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse The Horse’s Prayer “To Thee, My Master, I offer my prayer, feed me, water and care for me, and, when the day’s work is done, provide me with shelter, a clean, dry bed and a stall ivide enough for me to lie down in comfort. “Ahvays be kind to me. Talk to me. “Your voice often means as much to me as the reins. “Pet me, sometimes, that I may serve you the more gladly and learn to love you. “Do not jerk the reins, and do not whip me when going uphill. “Never strike, beat or kick me xohen I do not understand ivhat you want, but give me a chance to understand you. “Watch me, and if I fail to do your bidding, see if some­ thing is not wrong with my feet. “Do not check me so that I cannot have the free use of my head. “Keep me well shod. “Examine my teeth when I do not eat; I may have an ulcerated tooth, and that, you know, is very painful. “Do not tie my head in an unnatural position, or take away my best defense against flies and mosquitoes by cut­ ting off my tail. “I cannot tell you in words when Pm thirsty so give me clean cool ivater often. “I cannot tell you in words when I am sick, so watch me, that by signs you may know my condition. “Give me all possible shelter from the hot sun, and put a blanket on me, not when Pm working but standing in the cold. “I try to carry you and your burdens ivithout a murmur, and wait patiently for you long hours of the day or night. “Without the power to choose my shoes or path, I some­ times fall on the hard pavements xvhich I have often prayed might not be of ivood but of such a nature as to give me a safe and sure footing. “Remember that I must be ready at any moment to lose my life in your service. “Finally, 0 My Master, when my useful strength is gone, do not turn me out to starve or freeze, or sell me to some ci~uel owner, to be slowly tortured and starved to death; but do thou, My Master, take my life in the kindest way, and your God ivill reward you here and hereafter. “You will not consider me irreverent if I ask this in the name of Him who was born in a Stable. Amen (Author Unknown) 19 CHARLES THEOBALD OF ILLINOIS WANTS TO HELP Our friends continue to help- judging by the letter from Charles Theobald, Williamsville, 111., who says: “You will find a check enclosed for subscription to your magazine. A friend gave me a copy and I think it's wonderful. Will you send me some subscription blanks so I can give them to my friends?” Yes, Charlie, we are sending you several copies of a subscription letter that we send to folks we hear are interested in the Voice and our other publications. Friends like you have make our magazine grow and grow, with every mail. And we do appreci­ ate. Thanks to all. BAG.) NEW SCHEDULE AND LOWER RATES NOW IN EFFECT THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS I HAVE PROMOTED, SUPPLIED AND SERVICED THE BEST INSURANCE FOR SHOW HORSES AND REGISTERED LIVESTOCK He showed at the 1962 Celebration and placed seventh among 29 entries in the preliminary class and seventh in the stake. “It’s a little bit hard to express my love for my pony— because I love him so much. I just love to groom him and stroke him and to make him know how much I love him. I have been around a number of horses and I always love them—regardless of whether they are presumably mean or well-mannered. “My pony seems to understand that I love him and want to be his friend,” Patti concluded. AVAILABLE REST AT EASE WHEN YOU INSURE THE "RICHARD WAY" SEE, CALL OR WRITE C. C. RICHARD FU 9-6123 WARTRACE, TENN.