Hell-bent stallion muscles led the mustangs through the plain,
On their heels rode hard a hired man –his job to rope the best--
Rearing high the stallion—urging speed as autumn winds dance thru his mane.
Sheets of lighting limned silhouettes as they pounded toward the west--
Enchanted now the man reined in—this day let beauty rule his breast.
Copyright © Victoria Anderson-Throop | Year Posted 2013
Intriguing species of course
Calm demenaor, no force
Exciting to ride
Long mane, eyes hide
Never causes strife
I love their face
Costly to buy (but will try)
Home is volcanic rock
Origins Europe, don't knock
Ride gentle on oldsters like me
Steady gait you should see
Experience riding one if you can
Copyright © Rick Zablocki | Year Posted 2013
I bet on a horse and it won
50 quid is not a huge sum
So I bet again and still won
But 100 quid is still a small sum
So I bet again and guess what?
Yes, I won
But 300 quid is still not a big sum
So you know what I did? Yes u do
I bet again and yes I won
But 500 quid is not a big sum,
So I decided to go to the zoo
to buy a gorilla who had flu
I got him cheap, but he was big,
bigger then my 500 sum
I bet he could swim, jump, play
polo and clean out a sump
He did all this with much glee, but I
am still not rich you see
My poorly gorilla costs me a lot, the
vets are an expensive lot
So my 500 quids are no more, and
my gorilla looks sad even more.
So I sold my pet to my vet, cus he
wanted him as a pet
Now I have 500 to bet, and yes on a
horse. I bet
My horse was called gorilla in the
Gosh what a fantastic twist.
Surely my horse should win this
race, and yes he did, at a casual gait.
Now I have 1000 quid to my name,
so back to the zoo, for some other
I brought a giraffe, with my stake,
he had a long neck and he smelled
But my story ends here as my Dr
Come on he said to me, what have
written on your pad?
Wow said my Dr that’s just great,
now time for your medication date!
Copyright © gary phoenix | Year Posted 2013
Through the days of blistering toil.
A murmur of spirit after a blissful
trial.These were the emotions on this
endless day.Minutes later in single
file, were prints from hoofs in the
muddy soil.While easing toward
drudgery and withdrawal.The amazing
thoroughbreds entered their stall.
Jockeys clambered onto their colts.
As they were trained superbly, for
the oncoming derby.While over the
loudspeaker the narrator spoke.
Calling out numbers for only who was
there.Consider a victory and the
triple crown.Ready to gain-gain an
inch of ground.Thoroughbred racing
was the name of the game.Where
hesitating was nothing, and no
one to blame.Where multitudes of
spectators impatiently waited, for the
master racers to open the gate.A
photograph finish ended the race.
Beaten by a length-a length out of
pace.Was the thoroughbred racer
in second place..
Horse Racing Poetry By Kim Robin Edwards
ALL rights reserved..
Copyright © Kim Robin Edwards | Year Posted 2014
Strawberry blonde hair blown wild by the breeze
Trailing behind as her mount she did tease
Rousing his vigour as they came to the high hedge
All the way over and still they had the edge
Will her triumph be held right up to the end
By and by we will know the answer my friend
Everyone watching and urging them on
Run boy run, is the theme of their song
Rising again to jump the very last fence
You should have heard the crowd as they winced
But though the log rattled it never quite fell
Long were the sighs as the pair did so well
Onto the finish line for a rousing cheer
Now it's all over, some will sup beer
Down at the stables much later that day
Ellie groomed her steed in the proudest of ways...
July 14th 2010
Copyright © Dave Rhumour | Year Posted 2016
R… apes my wallet frequently.
A… prolonged waste of time.
C… arelessly treds over my happiness.
E… conomic failure, no question.
H… opefully going to break even some day.
O… h my god, look at these vet bills!
R… est? What’s that?
S… hoot, beat by a nose again.
E…ating dirt isn’t only the jockey’s job, but mine as well!
Copyright © Anna Dove | Year Posted 2016
"take a ride with me"
take a ride with me
along a clear open field
know the wonder of what you see
energize the heart the soul
and know the all of me
round the saddle round the reins
in a moment your heart I will win
embedded in your soul I will live
while by my side
I won't let you fall
though I will take the lead
here's toasting to you and me
moments to savor
emotions to feel
SkyWatcher - 02-25-17
an ode to the one the only the horse
note to reader
any repetition of words is intentional
Copyright © Lisa Ricci | Year Posted 2017
Sits on top of a horse's back
All worn out it has a little crack
Did a lot of work in its younger days
Dirty and old it's not worth a good pay
Locked up now in a storage shelf
End of time for his good ole self
Copyright © Amy Carter | Year Posted 2016
"horses horses horses"
happy am I, come look and see
on top of the world being free
ready are they, ready am I
soaring through wind under blue skies
enchantment fills my soul
songs enter my heart whole
horses horses horses is the word
only they will do
roses may be red
sun and moon may light
earth a place where life resides
such is the same of this gentle soul
happy the horse, come witness pageantry
once is enough to be butterfly free
ready am I, ready are they
spirited is a horse and rider bouquet
enchantment shall always be and won
surging long after the ride is done
SkyWatcher - 10-17-17
for the love of horses of course
may this day find you all well
Copyright © Lisa Ricci | Year Posted 2017
We like to respond to
Oysters on sea beaches
Rustling branches in the wood
Love the tall birches
Dews drop as she blushes
Cucumbers smile on thatch
Roses call from your pots
Umpteen snails roam
Inquiringly on moist spots
Sands sparkle at riverside
Elegant horses we ride
September 27, 2017
Copyright © Probir Gupta | Year Posted 2017