We have talked about many different things in this blog, but of late, we have been focusing on the ways that horses affect us during the holidays. After all, this is the time for reflection, the time when we take a step back and think of all the ways horses influence our lives in positive ways.
At Deer Creek Structures, we specialize in custom-built shed-row horse barns, run-in sheds, and livestock shelters, because we understand the importance of taking care of the animals in our lives. It isn’t just the Christian thing to do; it is also the human thing to do. As the Bible points out, a righteous person cares for the needs of animals. Proverbs 12:10 states, “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, / but the kindest acts of the wicket are cruel.” This means that we need to exhibit righteousness when it comes to the treatment of animals. Remember that they too are part of God’s creation. Sometimes their care can fall through the cracks, not in a malicious way or anything of that sort, but by the simple fact that we may be too busy.
Is there a busier time than the holiday season, when our schedules are chock full of family gatherings and shopping getaways? We are hard-pressed to come up with another time of the year that is so hustle and bustle. That said, we must keep a close eye on our animals, including horses, and make sure they are not acting odd. The animals in our lives respond to how we act in our lives. If the stress is getting the best of us, chances are they will feel similar effects. The greatest gift we can give to our animals and pets is to make sure they are healthy and happy and that might include a trip to the veterinarian if the behavior becomes out of control.