Heart by Monte Baker Horse Poem

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“Heart” Horse Poem by Monte Baker

horse with heart

I talked to a friend just the other day

who’s got lots of opinions and plenty to say.

We discussed what we both like to see in a horse

his requirements and mine were different of course?

He likes a clean throatlatch and a long skinny neck,

and prefers that their hocks are set close to the deck.

Short backs and hard feet and clean slopin’ shoulder,

and a gaskin that looks like it swallered a boulder.

He likes a short face and a big ol’soft eye,

and says these are the horses he’s likely to buy.

And when he’d completed his lengthy discourse,

on all of the attributes of the quality horse,

he asked my opinion, and where do I start?

And I said that I…just want horses with heart.

I said I want heart above all the other.

I don’t care if he’s Smart Little Lena’s full brother.

Or just how much money that his grandmother won,

o r whether he’s roan, palomino or dun.

But give me a horse with some grit and some try,

and some heart and some guts and that’s one that I’ll buy.

And I’ve found it’s the same with a woman or man…

the good ones won’t quit you when the shit hits the fan…

 

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Heart by Monte Baker Horse Poem
Heart by Monte Baker Horse Poem

 

Someone emailed me this horse poem and I thought that I would share it with you. I tried to find the poem’s author online but could not. If anyone know more about the author, Monte Baker, please leave a comment below. Also post a comment on what you think about this poem. Is heart what you look for in a horse?

P.S. More horse art like the one post at the top of this page at my horse ecards site. When was the last time you sent a friend or love one an ecard about how much they mean to you?

8 Replies to “Heart by Monte Baker Horse Poem”

  1. The poem brought me tears. I got three horses in my lifetime shipped to you me from the another state. It took a few years to find their heart. When I did,,there they stayed stuck in my heart.
    A pretty horse, a correct horse or not..they all have heart IF YOU TAKE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO FIND IT

    DAZEERA

  2. I FOUND THE BIGGEST HEART IN MY MAN. HE SENT ME THIS POEM TODAY AND IT REALLY MADE MY DAY.HE OF COURSE HAS A LOVE FOR HORSES AND I NEVER HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING AROUND THEM.I DO KNOW THROUGH THE EYES AND HEART OF A HORSE THAT ONCE LOVED HIM,HE IS THE MAN HE IS TODAY.THANK GOD FOR HORSES AND THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.

  3. I did a search for this poem because Ray Hunt used to recite it at his clinics, and I miss hearing the poem and hearing Ray. RIP Ray, and I hope the horses in Heaven enjoy you as much as ours did hear on earth.

  4. This brought a tear to my eyes…what a wonderful poem…it is true, a horse with heart, will take you where most will not go. A horse with heart will do anything for you…great poem!!

  5. Horses with Heart – I think that says it all. You can build an excellent rapport with horses with heart. I have been told that horses do not love people but I totally disagree. For those of you who have had that special bond with a horse you will never forget the feeling. God Bless our horses.

  6. “Horse with Heart”
    I cannot imagine finding a horse without first finding it’s heart. That’s what drew us in with both of our fine gentlemen. If anyone can honestly say they don’t feel that yank when they look into the eyes of a horse’s beautiful soul, then they are just cold. Those hearts are what make me trust them, love them, and miss them when they are gone from us.

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