My horse’s feet are as swift as rolling thunder
He carries me away from all my fears
And when the world threatens to fall asunder
His mane is there to wipe away my tears.
“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.”
Cowboy Code of Ethics
Live each day with honesty and courage.
Take pride in your work.
Always do your best.
Stay curious and open minded.
Study hard and learn all you can.
Do what has to be done and finish what you start.
Be tough, but fair.
When you make a promise, keep it.
Be honest in thought. word and deed.
Practice tolerance and understanding.
Be willing to stand up for what’s right.
Be an excellent steward of the land and its animals.
Put the welfare your family above your own.
Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
If my love turns to water,
There would be no more land.
If my love turns to desert,
You would see only sand.
If my love turns to fire’
There will be only volcano and ash.
If my love turns light,
There will be no more night.
And if my love could grow wings,
You will be soaring in flight.
Dedicated to most beautiful girl, to my Love J.J.
“How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?”
Charles A. Lindbergh
Reader’s Digest (November 1939)
I was drawn to horses as if they were magnets. It was in my blood. I must have inherited from my grandfather a genetic proclivity toward the equine species. Perhaps there’s a quirk in the DNA that makes horse people different from everyone else, that instantly divides humanity into those who love horses and the others, who simply don’t know.
Allan J. Hamilton