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  • non seasonal haiku

    I have a stone bruise.
    This means I am NOT working.
    More epsom salts, please?

    Yes, this is the life.
    I can still do happy bucks
    Just with that boot on.

    I'm in the cross ties
    Mom strokes me while I'm soaking.
    Get that itch for me?

    Life could be much worse.
    I still can graze, hang with Bow
    And eat peeps at night.
    Special Horses - equine volunteer to assist equines in need!
    www.specialhorses.org

  • #2
    Hope you are feeling better soon Ted. But enjoy that deal while you can.

    Fall colors, brilliant view
    October memories though...
    loss and love and life

    Five years since she left
    Rainbow bridge got another
    a good dog goes too

    Fall color is bright
    but brief, or else we'd die from
    impossible beauty

    Words cannot express
    or do justice to fall
    Haiku almost does

    Beauty so bright, MUST
    be brief or our hearts would burst
    at the last fading
    InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)

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    • #3
      It’s so hard to know where my feet are, by Max, aged 3 ½

      It’s fall
      the leaves are turning
      all of a sudden
      I’m in training
      I barely just learned
      to give my mom my foot
      the way she likes
      so that it falls gently
      into her hand that I cannot see
      while standing on three unsteady legs
      it’s so hard to know where my feet are

      Me who measured my days
      by the coming and going of hay
      and who was kicking whose butt
      in the pasture
      now I’m led out every morning
      and expected to do incomprehensible squiggles
      in the wet grass
      it’s hard to put my feet down solid
      on the uneven ground
      while stretching out my neck to the bit
      it’s so hard to know where my feet are

      Once my teacher sent me over a little jump
      and all of a sudden I had no feet
      my legs went whee!
      and once I was over, my back legs kicked
      up and went whee! again
      just to get that feeling

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      • #4
        So, Ted, you get boots?
        Mom puts Pampers on my feets.
        Tell me, what are peeps?

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        • #5
          Fall is here at last
          my horse loses shoe today
          no ride for me SAD

          Work Work Work Work Work
          That is all I ever do
          Work Work Work Work Work

          "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"

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          • #6
            Dear Ted, please do tell,
            How can I fake a stone bruise?
            I work way too much.

            Our trainer rides me
            Once a week; my mom's friend
            makes me use my butt.



            But I love my mom.
            She massages my sweet spots
            every time she grooms.

            In return I work.
            I do what Martha showed me.
            Shoot!!!! I should play dumb!!!!!

            After, there's carrots.
            Stretching left and right and down.
            GIMME MORE CARROTS!!!!

            Dear VesperSparrow,
            Jump when you can go around?
            What's up with your horse?

            Ami.
            Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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            • #7
              Lego's Haiku on massage.

              Be mean, grind your teeth
              mom worries and brings someone
              to give you massage

              it is fantastic
              she gets all of the itches
              and rubs your muscles

              mom will eat ramen
              for all her dinners this week
              but boy I feel good.

              He is such a cheap date. One face rub and he his little lip is quivering and he is falling all over her...
              -Grace

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              • Original Poster

                #8
                Ode to a Stone Bruise

                This is the best thing.
                You can still play, buck and run.
                Then you say, "This hurts!"

                In the arena
                Filled with soft dirt and no stones
                Funny how it hurts.

                Now I have TWO boots.
                But we only soak one hoof.
                Also Bow bit me.

                Where did Bow bite me?
                Left hind, right near my belly.
                Cantering was tough.

                Our lesson last night?
                Mom and trainer talked a lot.
                Two boots? One? Or none?

                I still get peeps though.
                And grazing time, though not much
                We have to soak too.

                I do this before
                All the clinics at the barn.
                My mom gets so freaked.

                I heard them talk though.
                The magic words are "Clean Trax."
                I better get hay.
                Special Horses - equine volunteer to assist equines in need!
                www.specialhorses.org

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by J-Lu View Post
                  Dear VesperSparrow,
                  Jump when you can go around?
                  What's up with your horse?

                  Ami.

                  Ami, my poetry is bad so I guess I didn't express it well enough. He hasn't figured out that strategy yet. He thought that it was so much fun, he gave a happy little buck afterwards.

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                  • #10
                    Bright colors are here.
                    But it's warm! With bugs again!
                    My eye's swollen shut.

                    Mom's mellow. Blase'.
                    No temp. Eating. A bug bite.
                    Carrot-boy still frets.

                    I am on the fence
                    about carrot-boy. Brushes hard.
                    Ignores tail swishes.

                    Mom says, softer please.
                    He just keeps scrubbing away.
                    Pop him in the fache.

                    Hello?! I am alive.
                    Why are you with this dim bulb?
                    Mom murmurs, he tries.

                    Gives me peppermints.
                    The aforementioned carrots.
                    Even got some ice.

                    *sigh* Heaven on my eye.
                    Slips me some peppermints too.
                    I guess he's okay...
                    This it be all wot we want in life, wenn peoples dey loff us. ~ Willem

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                    • #11
                      Ode to the morning muster

                      Snort trotting the path out,
                      shy at the falling orange red leaf,
                      Gallop with lungs burning, alive.

                      Crossing crystal clear icy creeks,
                      Aspens glowing, early morning sun rising slow
                      Above peaks frosted white, ghostly.

                      Glistening willows; yellow, red, green
                      Along creeks slippery with fish, shimmering shallows
                      Horse hoofbeats, sparks on rocks.

                      Early morning muster, heavy frost,
                      Hands cold on reins, eyes tearing, burning,
                      Horses breath, puff of mist.

                      Scent of firs, pines, lingering
                      In the air, crispness of fall promising
                      the chill of winter, soon to come.

                      The end.
                      True Bearing Equestrian
                      St. Helena Island, SC

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
                        Ami, my poetry is bad so I guess I didn't express it well enough. He hasn't figured out that strategy yet. He thought that it was so much fun, he gave a happy little buck afterwards.


                        My mom used to jump
                        Hunters, jumpers, cross-country.
                        Cross country was best!

                        Nothing was so fun
                        as galloping to a jump.
                        Or so she tells me.

                        She aquired me.
                        I don't even do puddles
                        much less water jumps.

                        Weird colors, textures...
                        Hides the thing that grabs my feet.
                        IT'S WAITING FOR ME!!!!

                        Went cross country twice.
                        The marigolds freaked me out!!!!
                        Mom's head hung in shame.

                        Open spaces spark
                        distant racers in bloodlines.
                        Running is FUN - Weeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

                        Years of schooling makes
                        stadium OK. Why lift
                        feet if rails can fall?

                        Half-pass, pirouette...
                        better than hoisting body
                        over scary things.

                        Ami, who is simultaneously spooky and lazy - a trakehner mare's perogative.
                        Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation

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                        • #13
                          Ami, who is simultaneously spooky and lazy - a trakehner mare's perogative.
                          InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                          Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by J-Lu View Post
                            Dear Ted, please do tell,
                            How can I fake a stone bruise?
                            I work way too much.

                            Our trainer rides me
                            Once a week; my mom's friend
                            makes me use my butt.



                            But I love my mom.
                            She massages my sweet spots
                            every time she grooms.

                            In return I work.
                            I do what Martha showed me.
                            Shoot!!!! I should play dumb!!!!!

                            After, there's carrots.
                            Stretching left and right and down.
                            GIMME MORE CARROTS!!!!

                            Dear VesperSparrow,
                            Jump when you can go around?
                            What's up with your horse?

                            Ami.
                            That's lovely.

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                            • #15
                              Up to my elbow
                              Water and Excalibur
                              Looking for that bean
                              Please copy and paste this to your signature if you know someone, or have been affected by someone who needs a smack upside the head. Lets raise awareness.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by JollyBadger View Post
                                Up to my elbow
                                Water and Excalibur
                                Looking for that bean


                                Bird was "roinking" today
                                Just cleaned him mid-August
                                What's up with that?

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                                • #17
                                  Oh my tummy hurts!
                                  Look at me rolling and pawing
                                  Can I have another peep?
                                  www.shawneeacres.net

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                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    Where the heck's my mom?
                                    First was the trip to England
                                    That was, like, two weeks.

                                    I got weetabix.
                                    So, all in all, not too bad.
                                    Then, 3 days this week.

                                    That was for panel.
                                    Mom reads grants and earns money.
                                    Money for more peeps!

                                    Then - last night - nothing!!
                                    No peeps, no grazing - nothing!!
                                    She's got bronchitis.

                                    But it's autumn now.
                                    So many TB moments!
                                    I am so punked up.

                                    I am telling you,
                                    She better come out tonight.
                                    Or she'll regret it.


                                    Just sayin'.
                                    Special Horses - equine volunteer to assist equines in need!
                                    www.specialhorses.org

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                                    • #19
                                      I hate the autumn.
                                      Polartec hats and sweaters
                                      And freezing fingers.
                                      www.specialhorses.org
                                      a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues

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                                      • #20
                                        The gate was open
                                        He did it
                                        She was aghasted

                                        We were free so free
                                        We ate the neighbor's grass
                                        We visited our pinto friends
                                        We were not aghasted at all

                                        Lead rope?
                                        No thanks
                                        Walk home?
                                        Perchance

                                        Oh! The feed bucket!
                                        Puffed rice?
                                        OK (where's the oats???)
                                        We'll follow you
                                        Maybe

                                        Sigh. We are home
                                        But happy
                                        We see the hay
                                        Hay is OK
                                        Please save the grass
                                        For another day

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