I read this and I don’t have answers for a complex issue like horse slaughter. If you wanna read the whole thing, go to CNN over here… But Willie said some beautiful things that sum up a lot of what I fee about horses. I’ve pulled some of my favorite things.
By Willie Nelson
Special to CNN
AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) — Will Rogers said, “You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.”
Horses are all the things a truly evolved human should be. There are countless examples of their innate ability and desire to heal people.
The most superhuman thing about horses is the contrast between their unearthly strength and inherent gentleness. Humans abuse their power while horses use theirs only for good. I’d rather be a horse.
With no disrespect to the eagle, I’ve always thought that the horse should be our national emblem. When horse accepted man onto his back and chose to carry his burdens, it changed the world. Horses have aided mankind through his most arduous and treacherous endeavors, from the sword to the plowshare. Humanity owes an incalculable debt to the horse. In Native American teachings, Horse enables shamans to fly through the air and reach heaven. To steal someone’s horse is to steal their power.