Here's the winning caption:
I've found myself more and more reflective, even introspective, lately.
What a minute, what am I saying? What am I thinking?
I need to get out of my head more and just enjoy being me -- a horse! Just stayed focused on the moment, Spot!
Realizing that not everyone might celebrate Christmas or does a tree, I opted for a wall hanging as the winning prize over a tree ornament. This antiqued wooden "Cowgirl" sign with a braided leather strap was too cute to pass up, and would look great in the tack room or the office. Of course, I bought one for myself, too! Julie, send me an email at email@example.com so that I can get your mailing information!
Now, a special announcement, I have a runner up, in the 8 and under division! My 8 year old second cousin Hailey had a very creative entry:
Ooh, here comes my special rider that gives me everything.
What, you're not going to play with me. I'm gonna go country style on you!
I mean it. Play with me!
I loved her phrase "go country style on you!" I see a future cowgirl blogger in the making! Miss Hailey, I have a special prize for you, too! I will get it in the mail this week. I also have a huge stack of horse magazines to bring your way when I come to visit the family in November. You're never too young to start pouring over the pages of horsey magazines and start dreaming!
Thanks for playing, everyone. I hope to have another contest again soon!