Horses are not Junk!
by Gabrielle Cournoyer
Cottrellville Township, Michigan
Horses are not junk! What I notice about how some horses are treated in our world is wrong! Some people treat horses like they are expendable instead of the beautiful creatures they are. That is very, very wrong. Take action and stop this!
In learning about Cloud, the wild stallion of the Arrowheads, and his family, I noticed that the wild horses are not treated with respect. First, the helicopter scares them into a pen. This is a problem because some of the horses are hurt because they are running so hard. This is not necessary. Second, they are branded with a fiery, hot iron. That is unacceptable. Does anyone care about horses after they are branded and taken from their family? Third, people treat them like junk because at the auction they are just thrown away to whoever offers the most money without any care about what will happen to them for the rest of their life! That is wrong!
Domestic horses can also run into many problems. Our family helped rescue a horse that someone thought was expendable. My sister and I went and played our instruments for strangers to raise donations for a horse rescue. Day Dreams Equine Rescue was going to an auction and needed more money. We got seventy five dollars and they brought home a horse that needed to be rescued. He had no name and we called him Justice. Someone else’s junk is my best buddy! He filled my heart with love!
Not all horses face these types of problems, but too many do! Both domestic and wild horses can be treated badly. Horses are not junk! Everyone can do something to end this unfairness. Maybe you can tell a friend or brush a dirty horse at a local rescue! It’s time to take action and make a difference for the horses of our world!
By Gabrielle Cournoyer
A beautiful stallion
Pony friends forever
Justice is a big teddy bear
Hot chocolate brown
Smells like hay
When I look at him
He will be my big brave horse
I love you, boy!
Feb 1, 2012
Dear Voice of the Horse Writing Contest Judges,
In writing my essay, I learned that a lot of horses are treated badly. This is not acceptable in our world. I don’t know why people do this. It should stop. I hope my essay makes people change their mind about things like branding horses with fire or rounding them up and separating them from their families. Some horses are not treated with respect and that should change. I hope my words are powerful enough to change peoples’ thinking. Thank you for reading my essay and putting it into your contest!
|Gabrielle & Justice
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