On December 13 horse lovers across the United States want to show their appreciation for horses. Namely riders, horse owners and people who have never been on a horse in their lives. And why? Simple answer: They adore these majestic creatures.
In 2004 the United States Senate passed Resolution 452, which from then on declared December 13th as National Horse Day. Since then Americans have been taking the day to celebrate and appreciate the role of the horse in not only helping the country became what it is today, but also its current role today.
"A living link to the history of the USA"
„Horses are a vital part of the collective experience of the United States and deserve protection and compassion.“
„Designating December 13, 2004, as National Day of the Horse and encouraging the people of the United States to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of the United States.“
There are approximately 9.2 million horses in the United States. More than 60 million worldwide.
If you look at resolution 452 you will find amongst others these reasons why the horse deserves its own special day:
The horse is a living link to the history of the United States. Without horses, the economy, history, and character of the United States would be profoundly different. Horses deserve protection and compassion. Because of increasing pressure from modern society, wild and domestic horses rely on humans for adequate food, water, and shelter.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill
“I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.” Abraham Lincoln