Happy National Day of the Horse!

December 13th, 2013 11:31 AM | No Comments

Happy National Day of the Horse!

National Day of the Horse

Lindsey Weber’s quarter horse No Bo Chip is making a new small friend

The calendar is full of silly holidays, like Mustard Day, Wiggle Your Toes Day, Toasted Marshmellow Day, even a National Goof Off Day! Among the silly days, sure are happy that US Congress decided to honor the horse. National Day of the Horse was first recognized in 2004, to remind the nation what the horse represents, and has represented, to our society.

Here is the text of the Resolution:

Encouraging citizens to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States and expressing the sense of Congress that a National Day of the Horse should be established.

Whereas the horse is a living link to the history of the United States;

Whereas, without horses, the economy, history, and character of the United States would be profoundly different;

Whereas horses continue to permeate the society of the United States, as witnessed on movie screens, on open land, and in our own backyards;

Whereas horses are a vital part of the collective experience of the United States and deserve protection and compassion;

Whereas, because of increasing pressure from modern society, wild and domestic horses rely on humans for adequate food, water, and shelter; and

Whereas the Congressional Horse Caucus estimates that the horse industry contributes well over $100,000,000,000 each year to the economy of the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress–

(1) encourages all citizens to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States;

(2) expresses its sense that a National Day of the Horse should be established in recognition of the importance of horses to the Nation’s security, economy, recreation, and heritage; and

(3) urges the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States and interested organizations to observe National Day of the Horse with appropriate programs and activities.

So be sure to go out and hug your horse, call up your horse pals for a fun barn day, go trail ride, or even just brave the cold to give your horse a treat, and think about all they have done for the world!

 

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