Patsy's Country Life

Country living isn't just a place of residence, it is a way of life; it is a state of mind.  This web site is a work in progress, but I hope by the time it is complete, country living will take on a new meaning for you.

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Two Horses


Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. 
From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop 
your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.... 

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind.
His owner has chosen not to have him put down, 
but has made a good home for him. 

This alone is amazing.

If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. 

Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see 
that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. 
Attached to the horse's halter is a small bell. 

It lets the blind friend know where 
the other horse is, so he can follow. 

As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see 
that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, 
and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk 
to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray. 

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the 
barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure 
that the blind friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell. 

Like the owners of these two horses,
God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect
or because we have problems or challenges. 

He watches over us and even brings others
into our lives to help us when we are in need. 
Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little 
ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times 
we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.... 

Good friends are like that. You may not always see them, but 
you know they are always there. 

Please listen for my bell and I'll listen for yours. 
And remember... 

Be kinder than necessary------Everyone you
meet is fighting some kind of battle. 

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.... 

Leave the rest to God


check out some of my favorite sites

Barrel Racing Association that covers the U.S., Canada, and Italy

A site dedicated to sharing information about numerous horse topics

A television network for rural America

EZ Run Professional Barrel Racing site

A site that highlights country life, country skills, and country people

A fun site for horse lovers of any age

A site for kids from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

An interactive site for kids that love horses

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