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Just for Fun: Haikus

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  • Just for Fun: Haikus

    Okay, there's a lot more than could be said about us hunter and jumpers in just three lines and a total of 17 syllables... 5 on the first line, 7 on the second, 5 on the third, but whatever! The endurance riders are doing it, so why can't we? I'll start below and hopefully you'll out-do my attempts.

    1) Ponies and pigtails
    Horse show mom and dads abound
    This is Short Stirrup

  • #2
    I'll play:

    Racehorse turned jumper
    In and out, final warmup
    I land without him


    • #3
      courtesy circle
      outside, diagonal. twice.
      courtesy circle
      "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

      Phoenix Animal Rescue


      • #4
        Okay I'll play because I'm working nightshift and feeling sorry for myself. it's not really hunter-jumper but you get the drift...

        Reading COTH forums
        I should be working instead
        Equine addiction


        • #5
          These are all great!
          I have yet to see a haiku to top RAyers from that eventing thread of yore....
          it should please all y'all in hunterland with your slick flying changes :-)

          no no no no no
          no no no no no no no
          you don't have changes!
          Real Horses. Real Riders. Real Results! www.wvhorsetrainer.com


          • #6
            Cows in the next field
            We jump the little oxer
            Horsie says goodbye
            Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)


            • #7
              crazy thoroughbred
              nice spring day to ride outside
              fractured vertebra
              "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

              Phoenix Animal Rescue


              • #8
                Fire breathing dragon
                Jump land now a bucking bronc
                Trainer yells "sit up!"


                • #9
                  Back in the saddle
                  After a baby last fall
                  Where is the Advil
                  "Aye God, Woodrow..."


                  • #10
                    Ok here's another one (I'm still avoiding work) for the hunters...

                    Rhythm and straightness
                    Eyes up heels down stay the same
                    Gospel from trainer


                    • #11
                      Im crying laughing at some of these, thanks guys!

                      Here are a few of mine

                      Dark eye and nicker
                      Expectant muzzle reaches
                      Check the left pocket

                      Bolt off the trailer
                      Gallop into the sunset
                      ...get the grain bucket

                      Not looking to buy
                      Perfection enters the ring
                      Goodbye college fund

                      Fresh horse, rusty eq.
                      Dreaded words softly spoken-
                      "Now drop your stirrups"

                      That was more fun than I was expecting
                      "There are times when you can trust a horse, times when you can't, and times when you have to."


                      • #12
                        These are all fabulous! Thanks for starting my day with a smile.
                        Donald Trump - proven liar, cheat, traitor and sexual predator! Hillary Clinton won in 2016, but we have all lost.


                        • #13
                          first class first horse show
                          OTTB in hunters
                          run steeplechaser

                          try to do flat class
                          standing martingale magic
                          horse stares at the sky

                          sunny day trail ride
                          killer dixie cup attacks!
                          nothing else scary

                          (and in case you want to see my goofball of a horse stare at the sky: http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_3154.jpg)
                          “Thoroughbreds are the best. They’re lighter, quicker, and more intelligent.” -George Morris


                          • #14
                            Just a darn minute here! I'm the one who started the Endurance Haiku thread and while I don't mind your borrowing the idea (in fact I'm loving yours) I'm jealous that your gang is soooo outdoing ours in submissions. Waaaah! Anyway, great stuff...carry on.
                            It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.


                            • #15
                              Stuck in the indoor,
                              Thoroughbred just wants to run.
                              Spring better come soon!

                              Old man jumps clean, He's
                              so pleased he starts bucking! Get
                              through the timers first!

                              Walk down the aisle,
                              He hears my steps and nickers.
                              Life is good, just now.
                              friend of bar.ka


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by SugarAndSpite View Post
                                Not looking to buy
                                Perfection enters the ring
                                Goodbye college fund
                                I read "Goodbye college fund" and almost spit out my coffee from laughing...these are really good!


                                • #17
                                  I'll play...

                                  An owner's life is
                                  Filled with bills, board, and blankets
                                  But it's still the best

                                  O Four Year Old Horse,
                                  Why do you test me often?
                                  When will you be five?

                                  Schoolmasters are a
                                  Child's best friend and a mom's
                                  Best insurance plan.
                                  "The Prince" aka Front Row
                                  Cavalier Manor


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Here's another one!

                                    Bay, white, or grulla
                                    Who cares? The best color for
                                    A horsie is FAT!


                                    • #19
                                      Spring grass grown knee deep
                                      Golden sunshine, grazing mare,
                                      And the Earth stands still.

                                      Jump stride jump buck BUCK
                                      Horse beneath no longer and
                                      I am flying high!


                                      • #20
                                        head high in the air
                                        mad when asked to go forward
                                        a three year old mare

                                        pretty on the ground
                                        young hunter under saddle?
                                        maybe not this year