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Here's an excerpt that I came across that I would like to share with you.  (The author is unknown)

Just A Horse!
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a horse", or, "that's a lot of money for just a horse".
They don't understand the distance travelled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a horse".
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a horse".
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a horse", but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest monents have been brought about by "just a horse", and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a horse" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a horse", then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend", "just a sunrise", or "just a promise".
"Just a horse" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and unbridled joy.
"Just a horse" brings out compassion and patience that makes me a better person.
Because of "just a horse" I will rise early, take long walks, and look longingly into the future.
So, for me, and folks like me, it's not "just a horse" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a horse" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a horse" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or woman".
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a horse", just smile, because they "just" don't understand.