By: Sara Huffman
How much weight can a horse carry? In my experience, a horse can carry an infinite amount.
They can carry the weight of broken hearts, broken homes, and broken bodies. Countless tears sometimes comb their tangled manes. There are moments when parents and friends cannot be there to help and hold a person; horses embrace and empower. They carry physical, mental, and emotional handicaps. They carry hopes and dreams and they will carry the stress from your day when you can’t carry it anymore.
They carry graduations. They carry new careers. They carry moves away from everything familiar. They carry marriages,. They carry divorces. They carry funerals. They carry babies before they are born, and sometimes they carry the mothers who cannot carry their own baby. They carry mistakes. They carry joy. They carry the good and they carry the bad. They carry drugs and addictions, but they also carry the celebrations.
They will carry you to success when all you have felt is failure. They will carry you, never knowing the weight of your burdens and triumphs.
If you let them, they will carry you through life, and life is hard. Life is heavy. But a horse will make you feel weightless under it all.
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