Feed me, give me water and care for me.
and when the days work is done, give me shelter, a clean bed, and a wide stall.
Talk to me.
your voice often substitutes for the reins for me.
Be good to me, and i will serve you cheerfully, and love you.
Don't jerk the reins and don't raise the whip
don't beat or kick me
when i don't understand you, but rather give me time
to understand YOU
Don't consider it dicoedience, if i don't follow your commands
perhaps there is a problem with my saddle and bride or hooves
check my teeth if I don't eat, maybe i have a toothache
You know that hurts
Don't halter me too short, and don't dock my tail
it's my only weapon against flies and mosquitoes
And at the end
when i am no longer any use to you, don't let me go hungry
or freeze, and don't sell me.
Don't give me a Master who slowly tortures me to death
and lets me starve, but rather be merciful
and take care of me, by letting me run
and enjoy a warm pasture.
let me request this of you, and please don't regard it
If i ask it in the name of Him who was born in a stable like me