"G" Is For . . . Gearing Up

Posted for a variety of prompts:
ABC Wednesday (“G Is For . . . “)
Camera Critters (photo/s)
Heads or Tails (“List 3 Things in Any Category”)
Matinee Muse (“undying optimism” or “voyeuristic tendencies”)
Meme Express (“campaign”)
Wordless Wednesday (photo/s)

What could carry more undying optimism than a true horse-lover and a favorite young equine? First, the groundwork is mastered. Then horse and rider practice the three gaits (walk, trot and canter) under saddle.

Who knows? Someday soon, as his training progresses, the growing colt may be ready for campaigning on the show circuit.

Gearing Up
(A Limericked Ride on a Colt with Pride)

Sweet transmission; never fear,
As they switch from gear to gear.
Each transition, smooth and soft,
While he holds his tail aloft.
Wonder where they’ll go from here.

First, they walk with measured pace,
Till they trot with simple grace.
Then the canter, whirling gait,
Galloping before too late.
One day, they may pirouette.

As they pass the judge’s booth,
Rider and her handsome youth,
Qualifying scores they’ll seek:
Halt at “X”; salute, and peek,
Trying not to be uncouth.

Sweet admission, just the two –
Saddled up – look how they grew!
Dreaming of the gate and ring,
As they run and fly and fling.
Let’s wait, and enjoy the view.

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  1. Once again, I like how you incorporate so much into one post!

  2. Unique and different for ABC Wednesday-letter-G.

    Bear((( )))

  3. Unique take for our G Day! Love the photo of the horses. :D

  4. Never been one for horse riding, but I enjoyed this little canter.

  5. I always wanted a horse when I was a little girl. Still do at times.



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