HORSES – BY VICTOR A. AFOLABI
When you hear the word ‘HORSE’ what comes to mind?
Yes we all believe horses are nust for man to ride. Yeah that’s what they are for but have you ever examined the life of a horse?
Horses are agile….strong…..able….fast…animals.
If you’ve ever been to a stable you’ll know compared to other animals, horses are peaceful and have a sense of duty.
Why is this?
Horses are hierarchQqcal animals just like the bees…..this quality of theirs has ensured peace among them for a very long time. Imagine when everyone have a duty and they do it diligently….there will be no quarrel just a community filled with peace.
Horses have a sense of responsibility and duty amidst themselves and this makes the hierarchy work in their community.
What can we learn from the horse?
Horses have the speed the strength and agility in them…but they don’t just move on their own…..they are driven. Same thing is applicable to man…..we all have that sense of purpose in us but there should be something that drives us that motivates us not just we moving randomly……the purpose will not have full effect in us if we don’t let something drive us.
There are times when the one who drives us (God) will want us to take a great leap. Remember he knows what we have in us and he wants us to exhibit it to the fullest. So when he pushes us to the limit the confidence and boldness should be there to take the jump. Horses are confident in their riders because they know the rider knows what is best for them and a single mistake from the rider is a failure on his path.
There are times a horse drops its rider and run away..there are times we will need to leave a particular environment because there are predators we know we can’t overcome.don’t just stand there proving to be hard…. Flee! A true hero is one who knows when to run!
This is common amongst horses..they are principled…You can’t force them to do what they don’t want to. Do not let anyone push you around. Stand your ground! And you will live a fulfilled life.
By Victor.A. Afolabi
UNILORIN student and a nature observer
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