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Horse and Carriage Sleigh Ride

Horse and Carriage Sleigh Ride

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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Sleigh bells and thunder snow

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You trotted in a snow storm where 

thunder and lightening appeared... 

A horse named Thunder Snow 

who rode in a Kentucky Derby... 

You gave me the ride of a lifetime... 

sashaying around a winter wonderland... 

Bred in Ireland and owned by Royals in Dubai, 

you are destined to be a Winner after all.  

Wishing you all a Currier and Ives Christmas... 

       

© 2018 Patricia Wedel


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As an Equine Scientist and thoroughbred lover, this poem is right on cue for me, Pat.

I am well versed in the exploits of Thunder Snow. He is a fine galloper. Any horse that can win the Dubai World Cup by nearly six panels is a very good athlete. His Kentucky Derby effort was out of character. From my experience it seemed possible that when the horse jumped, the saddle slipped slightly backwards towards the rump. Such an occurrence usually always results in the horse buckjumping. That aside, the only other thing i noticed was that there were shadows of the grandstand towers across the track and quite often flighty types can get spooked by these. Either way, his performances since that day have marked him down as a quality animal. There will be no more Kentucky Derby for him though. The race is restricted to three year olds, and as such, a horse only gets one chance at the glory. Perhaps he will return to defend his World Cup crown in March.

I enjoyed this poem immensely. It touches on one of my prominent areas of expertise and your addition of the Xmas theme to it is very imaginative.

A wonderfully inventive poem. Very different and much appreciated by this Equine aficionado.

Posted 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

10 Months Ago

dear Doodley... “defend the World Cup in March” would be exquisite. We appreciate so much your .. read more
Doodley

10 Months Ago

Always welcome. Merry Christmas to you and yours.



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How I love the glimpses of past joys mingled with the sweet light of today. This sleighing song has always been one of my favorites, as were the images of Currier and Ives... and this wonderland world of words seems like an awakening dream.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear 🦉... I can imagine the sound of sleigh 🛷 bells when I read your review...
singing.. read more
Probably due to the incidental mentions of what, where and so forth: your horse - Thunder Snow, unknown to me (tho will research) reads to be such a special creature.. perhaps exhaling magic from flaring nostrils, nervously waiting for the of. Did he really run in a snow storm, only to melt the hearts of everyone who saw him? So well laid as a Christmas card, Patricia. Yet more 2019 happies riding across distance to you and your darlings xx

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Emma... it is really an honor and charming for you to read my poem about Thunder Snow. It is a.. read more
emmajoy

9 Months Ago

We should learn a little something new every day and - reading your poem about Thunder Snow was yet .. read more
Such pretty imagery. I have long wanted to go on a sleigh ride and this just reaffirms that I need to. A very enjoyable read. ~Jim

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Jim... if you do not have a dream, you cannot have a “dream come true”. Thanks for stoppin.. read more
I don't know how I missed this one Pat, but better late than never. Horses are superb creatures, I love to watch them race. You paint with your words a most beautiful scene and Thunder Snow had quite a history. Too late for Christmas greetings, but not for New Year. Hope yours is happy and peaceful. All good wishes

Chris



Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Chris... so lovely to read your review about Thunder Snow. I actually saw and heard thunder sn.. read more
Visons of a once proud champion sashaying across a snowy landscape, the slieghbells chiming with the rythem of his trot. It is indeed a Christmas moment of memories made !
Happy New Year Pat !

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Bill... you have given me a gentle review that has touched my heart. I adore horses and it is .. read more
What a lovely, nostalgic write for the season. It brings to mind of a Christmas card or even painting. Wonderful choice of words and tribute to a beautiful thoroughbred. Hope your Christmas and New Year were "Currier and Ives" to perfection.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Dara... you Avatar is so beautiful...
I appreciate your review... A horse and carriage .. read more
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Merry Xmas Patricia. Hope you have a great day.
Enjoyed reading you whilst waiting on my family to rise from their beds :))


Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Gee... I am up early Christmas Day and waiting for my family to ruse also. It is a great gift .. read more
Reminds me of a scene from a Christmas card! Nice flow of words and great imagery. I liked it. Lydi**

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Lydia... the nostalgic memories of a horse and sleigh always come to mind when snow flakes fall.. read more
This was a great poem. It flowed very well and it was descriptive. I liked it very much!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear JungLee... lovely to share my vintage poem of a Sleigh 🛷Ride with you. May your days be Mer.. read more
I'm not a horse lover but this is a beautiful poem none the less.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

9 Months Ago

dear Andrew... I appreciate your stopping by during this season of nostalgic memories. A horse and .. read more

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