Thursday, March 15, 2012

Friday Flash 55 "A Blanket of Dreams"


A blanket of dreams I wear
resembling "Big Red" himself
don't you think?

I strike a pose
worthy of a triple crown winner

my sporty stripes cover
a studly physique
flowers tossed from admirers
cause me to prance and paw the ground
rear, cause a ruckus
because I can...

Neigh, snort, we horses dream too.

Oberon, Art Happens 365, March 15, 2012


This is for "Friday Flash 55" - a story in 55 words - no more, no less.   This little dreamy fellow is my other horse.  He and Sebastian are BEST buddies.  My girls and I were so happy when it snowed for a few days in February and were able to put Oberon's "cooling off" blanket on.  Well, it really wasn't necessary, but he does look so cute, doesn't he?

And if you are curious, "Big Red" was Man O' War.  I did a post on this horse on the link above, but below is actual video footage of the famous Thoroughbred race horse:

19 comments:

forgetmenot said...

Loved your Friday Flash 55. Sounds like you are enjoying your horses. Great video--what a magnificent horse. Mickie :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Aww, he is kinda cute. I know horses dream!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i am glad horses dream....love horses too...we have stables nearby and like to watch them...

izzy said...

Horse dreams! I wonder what my little
Passo fino is cooking up- Hmmm...
thanks!

G-Man said...

Snuck one in eh?
We sure have missed you Margaret Bednar.
Poet, Photographer, Mom, Wife, Friend...Extraordinaire!!!
Loved your 55, AND the pic.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Mary said...

Yes, I don't doubt at all that horses dream!! I enjoyed this.

moondustwriter said...

and your two beauties are right up there with Man a War

Hope the report went well :)

Happy Weekend Margaret - hugs (my girl and I are doing great)

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I'm sure horses DO dream, just like my dogs do.

hedgewitch said...

Oberon is adorable in his blanket--and he looks like he knows it. ;_) Thanks so much for posting all the videos and info on Man of War and his times--what a superb animal and beautiful creature he was! Enjoyed all of it, Margaret--and I love the books of horse stories--I read many similar, as well as Albert Payson Terhune's books about dogs and the dog show world of that era.

Mama Zen said...

He's a beauty! Love the 55!

Teresa said...

Great 55 from the animal perspective. He's a beautiful horse.

Anns Art said...

Love the video you added, what a gorgeous horse he was. [My ggrandad was a jockey and head lad at a yard down in Sussex and one particular horse he was very fond of was named Holy War - your post reminded me, thanks]

Susie Clevenger said...

Love that a horse dreams....beautiful photograph

Nara Malone said...

Nice threads. And the guy inside them is pretty cute :)

Wander said...

Fun 55! thank you for it...

Wander

Doctor FTSE said...

Fine horse, fine post. Thank you.

Alice Audrey said...

Man O' War is a hard horse to beat, all the way around.

Ginnie said...

It's good to see you back, Margaret...and your horse, too. :)

Linda said...

I don't know much about horses, but I love this picture! Thanks for visiting Roses to Rainbows.