Tuesday

X is for . . . eXtravagant

Posted for a variety of prompts:

ABC Wednesday (“X is for …”)

Easy Street Prompts (“flush”)

Tuesday Title (“Pockets”)

Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Photo Hunt (photo/s - “favorite”)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)


“X is for . . . eXtravagant”


Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink


And Style to Boot –

A Pocket of Bills for Footwear Frills


Those cowboy boots are smokin’ hot,

The flashiest attire she’s got.

Who knew red shoes

Could beat the blues

And attitude could be store-bought?



(You see . . . sometimes the squeaky heel . . . well, you know.)



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Monday

Frosted Wonder

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Easy Street Prompts (“she dances”)

Heads or Tails (“watch”)

Meme Express (“timely”)

One Single Impression (“stardust”)

Simply Snickers (“wave,” “wild” and “wings”)

Sunday Scribblings (“I believe”)

Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Photo Hunt (photo/s “squeaky”)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Today’s Flowers (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)


Frosted Wonder


Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink


Stardust and Snowflakes –

A Winter’s Day for Bay and Grey


On Gypsy wings, the wind she sings,

Her timely tune to share.

Each feathered fetlock softly clings

Against the frosted air.


The icy breeze, she dances free;

As equines watch and wait.

A mystic wave may meet them there

Beside the pasture gate.


And I believe the wild ones weave

An ever-present truth.

For here they dare not to deceive

The blinding bloom of youth.


A swath of stardust meets each mane

Despite the daylight’s glare,

And each receives, yet can’t contain

The joy beyond compare.



Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


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Saturday

Holiday Shopping for Horse Lovers

Holiday Shopping for Horse Lovers


Giddy-up, Santa!


It’s not too late to pick up a thoughtful and practical Christmas or holiday gift for your favorite horse lover. Try these super ideas for last-minute shopping. (CTRL-click on each title to open that article in a new window.)


Top 5 Online Gift Shopping Sites for Horse Lovers


Giddy up for horsey holiday shopping! Christmas shopping for horse lovers is simple, if you know where to look online. Several equestrian e-tailers offer clever and unique horsey holiday items that will surely delight your favorite equiphile.


Top 5 Online Christmas Gift Cards for Horse Lovers
Christmas shopping for a horse lover? Do you feel a little lost in a saddlery? Here's an easy solution. Grab your credit card and your mouse, or pick up the phone. Choose one of these popular online Christmas gift cards for horse lovers.

Great Gifts for Horse Lovers
If you love a horse-lover, you may already have the ideal gift in mind. If not, don't be saddled with guilt. Here's a bit of advice: Skip the bridal shop, and head for the bridle shop. Shoppers, start the stampede!

Great Gift Idea: Peppermint Ponies
How many horse-lovers are on your Christmas list this year? Here's a fun and easy craft you can make yourself, even if you are not too crafty. Enlist a bunch of children, and you can whip these up in a jiffy!

Choosing a Horse for a Child
Looks aren't everything, especially when you are selecting a first horse for a youngster. What guidelines can help you to choose the best horse for the child you love?

Getting Ready for Horseback Riding: First Time in the Saddle
So you're ready to begin horseback riding. Good for you! Of course, you will want to begin with a few lessons before you head out on the trails or into the open country. How can you decide where and how to start?

Use Your Head! Choosing a Safety Helmet for Horseback Riding
Equestrian helmets are essential to safety in the riding arena or on the trails. This article outlines how to find a horseback riding helmet that fits the head and fits the bill.

Product Review - Mountain Horse Rimfrost Paddock Books
Evaluating the quality, features, and durability of these heavy-duty winter paddock boots for equestrian and other purposes.

Related Items of Interest

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Growing Young Horse Lovers
Where does a passion for equines begin? Some children are born horse lovers. Other youngsters may express an interest in pony rides or even horseback riding lessons, but lose interest after a few sessions. What makes the difference?

Horse Show Ribbon Displays Made Easy
Equestrians who participate in horse shows may collect plenty of prize ribbons. Tack stores and horsey catalogs sell horse show ribbon displays, but these can be pricey. What are some creative ways equestrian can display horse show ribbons at home?

Endurance Trail Riding Gear
Equestrian expeditions can be enjoyable for both horse and rider, if you are both prepared. What a wonderful way to see the countryside and get some exercise at the same time! What will you need for a long-distance ride?

Horseback Riding Basics: Have You Got What it Takes?
Going horseback riding on vacation or nearby? What equipment and supplies will you need for a basic ride? Here's a simple checklist for occasional equestrians.

Thanks for Sharing! What Foods Can You Share with Your Horse?
Horses enjoy a lot of the same treats we do! What foods can you share with a horse, and how can you safely do so? Article lists several foods horses may enjoy, and some that may be toxic for equines, as well as safe and smart ways to share.

Christmas Trail Ride - a Rhymed Activity on the Nativity
When Mary went to Bethlehem, She rode atop an ass, but then, The trail was arduous and coarse; Perhaps she traveled on a horse.


Merry Christmas and Happy Horsey Holidays to all!


Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


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Filly al Fresco

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Easy Street Prompts (“she makes an entrance”)

Meme Express (“city lights”)

Simply Snickers (“just” and “joy”)


Photo/s posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Photo Hunt (photo/s - “favorite”)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s)

Wordless Wednesday (any day – photo/s)


Filly al Fresco



“Better is a dry morsel,

and quietness therewith,

than an house full of sacrifices with strife.”

(Proverbs 17:1, KJV)


Private Dining -

A Filly’s Rhyme on Suppertime


The city lights, they touch her not,

For beauty thus need not be sought.

Alone, she savors stolen treats,

Ere others join, with pounding beats.


She makes an entrance out of doors,

Just filled with joy, she yet implores.

Perchance this time she need not share

Her bounty feast in open air.



Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


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