I am so pleased with how many people entered this contest! Thanks for your support, everyone!
The random winner is Stacy of The Demure Connoisseur. Her haiku was:
with a quiet neigh
and a soft sweet nuzzle
I sure love my horse.
And my personal pick winner is Terry of Moondance Ranch. Her haiku was:
crisp sharp morning air
first slanting rays of sunshine
wild hooves thunder by
I picked Terry's haiku because it jumped right out at me. Reading it gave me a clear visual of a scene I have witnessed often, but will never tire of: frisky horses playing in the early morning cool fall air.
I loved ALL of the entries; you are all so clever :) but sadly I could only pick two, so congratulations to the winners! I will be emailing you both to find out which pad you'd like, or if you'd like a personalized one.