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Why Be Thankful for Horses?


Why Be Thankful For Horses?


                               Happy Horsey Thanksgiving  


 Humans have had a relationship with horses for thousands of years in many various cultures.  Horses have shaped out culture from the very early days of history.  They provided us as a food source, used as transportation, used in battle and in sport.  Horses have helped shape our world.  In all honesty, we would not be where we are without the horse.


  • Horses have helped man expand the world and helped with many discoveries.  Just think how much longer it would have taken had it not been for the horse.
  • Had it not been for the horse, the Romans may not have created roads, which may have prevented eventually developing cars and trains.  Imagine how the world would be today if we did not have the current transportation we use.
  • Cavlary units used horses in battle to help our fight and win wars.  If it hadn't been for the horses, there may have been different outcomes.
  • The Pacific Ocean may never have been discovered by Lewis and Clark without the horses, not to mention that the West may still be Wild and unsettled.
  • Horses have given us some wonderful legends like King Arthur as well as mythological heroes such as Perseus.  Imagine not having a knight in shining armor ride up on his good looking horse to save the princess and not be able to ride off into the sunset.  Totally unromantic.
  • Without horses, there would be no lucky horseshoes to hang over doorways.
  • Imagine cowboys without horses.  How would they be able to round up all those cows without their trusty horse?
  • What would happen to those who suffer from disabilities if there were no horses?  They certainly would not be able to lead normal lives.


Each and everyone of us individually have our own reasons for being thankful for horses.  I personally am thankful for the horses in my life for the many lessons they have taught me.  I have learned leadership, serenity, living in the present moment, partnerships, finances, caring for another living creature, and so much more.  And I continue learning from them.


By the way, without horses, I would not have a career niche in real estate of horse properties and farms.


It's hard to believe how much horses have given us and continue to give.


Why are you thankful for horses?  Let me know in the comments below.


                                                                   Being thankful for horses



 Happy Thanksgiving!!




Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms


Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd.


The Premier Equine and Country Real Estate firm serving Eastern Pennsylvania from back yard operations to world class equestrian facilities.

Use a REALTOR with "horse sense" that doesn't horse around when it comes to horse properties.



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Comment balloon 6 commentsBrigita McKelvie, Associate Broker • November 23 2016 02:54PM


Hi Brigita - horses and such intelligent animals and certainly have been a help to us for centuries.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 year ago

Good morning, Grant!

They most certainly are intelligent.  They have helped everyone one of us in so many different ways since the beginning of time.

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 1 year ago

I am glad I did not miss this post...hope you had a great holiday!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 12 months ago

I couldn't agree more. Read my book "Ride Like Potato" on Amazon. Every horse in my ranch has been carried in my arms the day it was born.

Posted by Potato Richardson 12 months ago


I am glad you enjoyed it!  I had a very nice Thanksgiving.  Thank you.  Hope yours was nice, too!


Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) 12 months ago

Potato Richardson,

Sounds like you are a very caring horse owner.  Thanks for stopping by and reading my post.


Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) 12 months ago