Did you know that December 13th is the national day of the horse? Me neither, until just now. On November 14th, 2004 United States Senate Resolution 452 recognized December 13th as the National Day of the Horse.
The idea was to encourage people to be aware of the contribution the horse has made to the historical, cultural, and economic character of the United States. It makes sense when you think about it. Consider all that the horse has given us: a quick form of transportation and measurement (horsepower), the ability to clear farmland more quickly, the ability for old lonely cowpokes to ride off into the sunset, the list is limitless. In fact, the horse sets the bar so high that it makes you wonder what, say, a badger would have to do to get a national holiday. It’s almost unfair.
So the next time you see a horse, you march right on up to him, look him straight into the eye and say, “Horse, I appreciate you.” And then you feed that animal an apple or a carrot because it is a horse, and has no idea what you just said.
We here at Lumina appreciate horses, and you should, too. By donating to Lumina’s Indiegogo campaign, you can show your support of the horse and the things horses love most besides apples and carrots: fine literature. I mean, look at that horse in the picture. He clearly enjoys his jockey reading to him. Do you see how he’s standing at attention, so calm? You wouldn’t want to disappoint that horse, would you? Would you?