One of beautiful things we have here, apart from the river and the jungle at the back of the house, is a stable with eight horses. They are always out for a trot in the morning and the afternoon. My daughter always asks me to take her to the stable to see a foal there 🙂
To most people it is only a stable, a place to keep horses, but they do not know the story behind it.
The stable owner told us that these horses used to be race horses. He brought them here to be saved from being put down.
I never knew before that is what awaits race horses after their racing days. It is truly heartbreaking. Just because they have outlived their usefulness they are considered ‘worthless’? How much does mankind owe these lovely creatures, from being forced to take part in their wars in the past, to transportation, to helping them in the fields…
Horses used to be depicted as noble creatures in paintings and poetry. Time passes by and horses have now been reduced by certain people motivated by greed into money-making machines. How ungrateful can they be?
It is always good to see kindness. It radiates around and bathes you in it. It is wonderful to see those horses no longer used as tools for gambling, but being taken care of by people who love them. I really hope there will be more places like this in future so that race horses can live out their days happy and contented. They may not race anymore, but one thing is for sure: they never fail to make children smile!