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The Show Rider

Show Riders Have A Horse,
And They Love to Do A Course.
When They Are Done,
They Wait Around to See If They Have Won.
Blue, Red, Green, or Yellow, 
Show Riders Are So Mellow.
Later in The Barn Giving the Horse A Bath,
Show Riders Are There Having A Laugh. 
You See Show Riders Are Good at This Historical Game, 
Where No One Is Supposed to Complain. 
Building Trust Is A Major Feat, 
And Showing It Off Is Truly Sweet. 
Show Riders Are A Special Troop,
With Emphasis on Being A Supportive Group. 
So, In A World of Hate, 
Let’s Get Something Straight. 
When Exhibiting Horsemanship, It Isn’t the Check, 
Instead It Is the Lesson in Respect. 
So, Let Those with Egos In, 
And Let Them Win. 
For When They Go on A Power Play, 
The Show Rider Will Say,
Do Not Forget to Visit the Show Office to Pay. 
One Day They May Reflect, 
And Say Heck,
Those Show Riders Know What They Are Doing,
And Will Forget About Using Words Like Suing.


For It Should Be Known About the Show Rider, 
They Are Not Liars. 
Show Riders Stand by The Truth Never Needing for Their Voice to Hit the Roof.
In All True Honesty the Show Rider Does Not Need to Know What to Do with The Bute.
Instead the Show Rider Should Always Have Time to Look Cute,
With the Main Goal to Relax Those in The Business Suit. 
So, The Next Time the Show Rider Is in The Ring, 
They Will Look Up at The Queen Sitting with The King.
Reminding Them They Are Participating in This Thing, 
Where Horses Have Magical Wings.
Everyone Will Clap with Class, 
Acknowledging the Beauty of The Vision from The Past,
When There Was No Need for Gas.
At the Proper Time Show Riders Will Meet the Royals, 
Proving No One In the Industry Is Spoiled. 
The Show Rider Will Hear the Remark About Princess Anne, 
Not Being A Fan.
Instead She Was the One Creating Such a British Buzz,
When She Showed Her Olympic Equestrian Love. 
So, Sit Back Letting Those Who Count Their Strides, 
To Handle Those Who Lied and Took Bribes. 
Since It Is the Show Rider’s World That Will Make Them Confess, 
Giving the Show Rider the Opportunity to Nicely Say We Need to Take Care of This Mess. 
With the World Getting Colder and Some of Us Getting Older, 
It Is Time for The Show Rider to Be Bolder, 
So, We Can Finally Close This “Nasty Angry Folder” 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/21/2019 2:41:00 PM
i'm guessing this is tongue and cheek commentary but my wife and i love to watch Heartland
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Marc O'Brien
Date: 11/21/2019 3:36:00 PM
Just some reflection based on observation from my past
Date: 11/11/2019 1:11:00 PM
Great piece here Marc, loved it. "Showmanship" is exactly what you've shown here. Well done... Best of Everything, William
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Date: 11/10/2019 9:37:00 PM
I truly like this piece. At first I thought it was about 'The Show Rider" but on second read I realized it was a metaphor...a very clever one at that. I love the duality this piece presented and whichever way you look at it, it's telling a great tale.
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