Horse Haiku

We’re dusting off HN’s beloved “Horse Haiku” series to showcase these amazing poems sent to us by reader and dressage enthusiast Liz Maslin. Thanks Liz!

From Liz:

How bright the puddle
sky above at X reflects.
Could that be my face?

Look behind quickly
judge at C trailer shields.
We must flee monsters!

White socks gleam under sun.
My rider is perfection.
Green goo necessary.

Calm man whispers near.
Closer inspection needed.
What does get off my “*!!++&&” foot mean?

Bolt shy buck rear spin.
Black letters on white fences fly.
I love dressage tests!

Leg-yield left shoulder-in,
I concentrate my efforts.
OH NO! DEER IN HEDGE!

Softly waving grass
white ribboned fence for miles.
Can you say ohm?

Crisply green my hay
delicate stems snowflake leaves
All mine and not yours!

Share your own horse haiku (a three-line poem with 5-7-5 syllables per line) with Horse Nation!!! Email it to [email protected] Include a photo of your haiku’s equine inspiration if you like!

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