Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I planted out my seedlings
on a warm summer day.

I washed the heavy horse blankets
and stored them all away.

I didn't think it'd snow
in the second week of May.

Was it only yesterday
Ben wore his riding tack?

I put weight in the stirrup
and I laid across his back.

If summer ever comes
we'll be ready for a hack.


Janet said...

Has Ben never been ridden then ? I bet he will make a lovely comfy ride andI`m betting you can`t wait to try him out ? look forward to seeing you in the saddle.

Kate said...

Oh my goodness, I would lose it if it snowed here right now.

Lori Skoog said...

Enough of the snow crap! Great poem...beautiful Ben. Enjoy the ride...drafts are so comfy.

Flartus said...

Love your poetry! I'm guessing you're not snow-safe out there until about mid-June. We got snow one year in early June where I grew up in the snowbelt.

I'm imagining an amazingly fun ride with David on Boomer and you on Ben. What a great picture that would make!

Jim said...

You're a poet, and know it!
I WILL stop complaining now about our weather. Snow eh? What can I say.
Great photos that's what I can say.

Once Upon an Equine said...

Just when we thought it was safe to put away our winter barn clothes. Mother Nature is such a tease.

Dreaming said...

Nice poetry...sounds somewhat wistful - I understand.
I have to say that the saddle looks a wee bit tiny up on the big back!

in2paints said...

I loved the poem, but the subject matter wasn't so great... I can't believe it snowed again! Here's hoping you have warmer weather soon!

Liesl said...

Lovely poem Terry! Drat the snow and great pictures. Ben is stunning!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Too funny. At least to me ;-).