Wednesday

O Is for . . . October Outing

Posted for a variety of prompts:

ABC Wednesday (O is for …)

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Heads or Tails (“Tell a Scary Story”)

Easy Street Prompts (“leaving home”)

Inspire Me Thursday (“carve”)

Mad Kane (homonyms in limerick & haiku forms)

Meme Express (“blues”)

Photo Hunt (#133 – “scary”)

Thursday Challenge (photo/s – “hands”)

Today’s Flowers (photo/s)

Weekend Snapshot (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday – Everyday (photo/s)


“O” is for . . . October Outing



Fairly Fall –

A Trip on the Trail


Leaving home for just a while,

And heading for the trail in style -

With hands on reins

Held close to manes,

We carve our joys in single file.


No scary stories taunt us here,

A-galloping with those held dear.

With softest cues

We banish blues

In golden autumn’s atmosphere.



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Tuesday

N is for . . . . Newsreel

Posted for a variety of prompts:

ABC Wednesday (N is for …)

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Easy Street Prompts (“overabundance/fast”)

Heads or Tails (“wire”)

In Other Words (George MacDonald quote – below)

…In Other Words… (Ralph W. Sockman quote – below)

Matinee Muse (“strange bedfellows”)

Meme Express (“sarcastic”)

Photo Hunt (#132 – “family”)

Totally Optional Prompts (“justice/injustice”)

Weekend Wordsmith (“erase”)

Writer’s Island (“controversial”)


N is for . . . . Newsreel

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First Openly Gay Racehorse To Compete Sunday

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Gee, what’s next?

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.

The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

Ralph W. Sockman


“Friends, if we be honest with ourselves,
we shall be honest with each other.”

George MacDonald

Staying On-Track

(On Playing the Racehorse Card)


He wins by a nose and a half without fail,

With overabundance of hooves at his tail.

This gelding is fast,

His flight unsurpassed,

And never his family may groan, weep and wail.


No bedfellows strange at the gathering here.

And no one may question the friendships most dear.

For horses pursue

With instinct that’s true,

And issues of ethics are played out by ear.


A gun splits the air and the vibrant silks fly.

Binoculars cover each rapt watching eye.

Sure, mud may be slung,

But never by tongue,

From flurry of fliers with naught on the sly.


No choice controversial will trouble the herd.

For who could erase a discouraging word?

Injustice perceived

Is often believed.

And justice enforced at the wire is absurd.


True thoroughbreds gallop full force to the win,

Their focus ahead, with no thoughts where they’ve been.

Intolerance fades

With other charades,

As every contestant looks only within.




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Sunday

National Rescue Ride – Sunday, October 19, 2008

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Meme Express

One Single Impression (“never ending”)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Simply Snickers (“tempted,” “toast” and “trust”)

Slice of Life Sunday (“a prisoner of fate,” “long walk home” or “writer’s choice)

Today’s Flowers (photo/s)

Weekend Wordsmith (“erase”)


National Rescue Ride – Sunday, October 19, 2008


On Sunday, October 19, 2008, equestrians across America participated in the annual National Rescue Ride. Each horseback riding event benefited its own choice of equine-related charities. The trail ride pictured here raised funds for Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.


Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink



Rescued by the Ride –

A Rhymed Detail of a Trip on the Trail


A never-ending sense of trust

Is strengthened by the whirling dust.

And when dear friends together roam,

We’re cheered before the long walk home.


We tread the trail, as it unfolds,

And autumn turns the greens to golds.

The lead horse surely sets the pace;

The journey will our ills erase.


Arriving at the barn again,

We raise a toast to where we’ve been.

Then, tempted by a banquet sweet,

We mark a perfect day complete.


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Monday

Guess the Breed

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Heads or Tails (“Anything that starts with the letter G”)

Odd Shots Monday (photo/s)

Today’s Flowers (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (photo/s)


Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink


Guess the Breed


Can you guess the breed of this equine? Is it a pony or a horse?


How about leaving a comment with your answer? The truth will be revealed in a future post at The Mane Point.


Favorite Horse Breeds


What is your favorite equine? Maybe you love all horses and ponies, but you can certainly select one for this survey.

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Be sure to stop back here (bookmark The Mane Point) for results!


What breeds of horses have you had? Why not leave a comment to let The Mane Point readers know about your favorite horses?


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