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Wild Horses On Wednesday

You may recall that, a couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post or two on Wednesdays and titled them “Wild Horse Wednesday”. Then I received a rather terse “cease and desist” email from The Wild Horse Freedom Federation informing me that those three words are a registered trademark. Imagine that, they somehow found my tiny little blog and were worried that it threatened their trademark. So, of course, I ceased and desisted. But, first I had a little fun with this post.

I wonder if anyone has registered the phrase “Wild Horses On Wednesday”. If so, I’m guessing I’ll hear about that, too.

So, ’til then: here goes. Pics from our last few trips to the Outer Banks.

I used to refer to horses with this coloring as having “blonde manes”. Then one of my horse friends politely pointed out to me that they’re actually called “flaxen” manes.

Blonde or flaxen, it’s a beautiful mane on a beautiful horse.

This time of year, the horses are easily hidden in the tall grasses.

Flaxen seems to be a popular hair color of the beach horses. Although it wasn’t an option for brunettes such as I,  I couldn’t help but be reminded of the hair lightener from yesteryear: “Sun In”.

And this poor fella is looking a little scruffy.

Perhaps he’s like the rest of us: looking forward to and waiting patiently for warmer days and the end of winter.

~These Days Of Mine~

“Untamed Equine Hump-day”

 

I recently received this message on my blog contact email:

Dear Diana,   I wanted to inform you that Wild Horse Freedom Federation has a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent Office of “Wild Horse Wednesday.”   I see that you have used these words on a couple of your blog posts on thesedaysofmine.com

We are asking that you please immediately remove the words “Wild Horse Wednesday” in all places on your blog and cease to use them in the future.  Thank you.

Debbie Coffey, V.P.
Wild Horse Freedom Federation****

****Please note:  this is NOT the organization who cares for “my” wild horses of the Outer Banks. 

Now….if you “Google” the phrase shown in red above, among the top seven returns are links to two of my blog posts with that title.  And I must admit that I consider that an honor.  (I’ve since tweaked those titles to be “Wilde Horsey Wednesday”).

And when I did a little research on trademarks, most of the information is related to commerce. My blog isn’t about selling anything: I’ve never made a penny from this blog, and it has never been my intention to do so.  But I don’t want to step on any hooves toes, especially those of folks who love and care for horses.

So Marshall helped me with a suggestion:  when you see posts here in the future titled “Untamed Equine Hump-day”, you will know the reason.

“Snort”….

~These Days Of Mine~