Feed me, water and care for me and when the day's work is done provide me with a shelter, a clean dry bed and a stall wide enough for me to lie down in comfort.
Talk to me, Your voice often means as much to me as the
Pet me sometimes, that I may serve you the more gladly and learn to love you.
Do not jerk the reins, do not whip me when going uphill.
Never strike, beat or kick me when I not understand what you want, but give me a chance to understand you.
Watch me, and if I fail to do your bidding, see if something is not wrong with my harness or feet.
Examine my teeth when I do not eat, I may have an ulcerated tooth, and you know, it is very painful.
Do not tie my head in an unnatural position or take away my best defense against flies and mosquitoes by cutting off my tail or limit my range of vision by blinders so that I am frightened by what I cannot see.
And finally, O my master, when my youthful strength is gone, do not turn me out to starve or freeze, or sell me to some cruel owner to be slowly, tortured and starved to death: but do thou, my master, take my life in the kindest way and your God will reward you here and hereafter.
You will not consider me irreverent if I ask this in the name of Him who was born in a stable. Amen