Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Horse Whisperer

Okay, I’m not really a horse whisperer. But the horses do flock to me when I’m out in the country taking photographs. And I’m tickled pink about that.




They are such wonderfully sociable creatures, and I adore them. I’ve taken many photos in the past little while of these beautiful animals, and I wanted to share some with you today. Like of this cutie.




This one was very friendly and inquisitive, too, and if it wasn’t for the fence, s/he would get even closer.



This beauty was a little shyer and decided to maintain a safe distance.



On another country road, I got out of the car to snap some photos of a farm setting, and these two emerged from behind the barn, obviously curious.


They decided to stroll over to take a closer look. *Squeal with delight*




The light-coloured horse was much bolder and moved in as close as possible.



She took a deep whiff as I happily snapped away. Look at the size of these nostrils!

"You smell funny...like a...mmm...human."
I walked further along to a section where she could stick her head out at me. I think she was quite pleased about that.



Isn’t she beautiful?

Can we take this one home?
I am laughing in the image below because she attempted to lick me. Or taste me? In any case, it was hilarious.



I am always happiest when I’m outdoors enjoying the beauty of nature, and the company of glorious animals such as these.
Life is good!

26 comments:

  1. Great photos, Martha. I would have wanted to take the little blondie flirt home with me as well. So cute!

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  2. I'm always amazed at your pictures Martha! I can just see the intelligence the eyes of the beautiful creatures. Thank you for bringing them into my home this morning :) Have a great day and I hope you are able to enjoy the sunshine this morning.

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    1. They are very beautiful creatures. And they are always so friendly. I can't find a way to fit one in my backyard :)

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    1. Thanks, Doug. Spring doesn't seem to know it's spring, though!

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  4. Those horses are beautiful, and your photos are magnificent!!!

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    1. Thank you, Chung! And thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  5. Great photos! Nothing is softer than a horse's nose. I always think of my Dad when I see farm horses. He loved horses so much and farmed with them when he was a youngster in the Depression.

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    1. That's a really nice memory of your father, Debra.

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  6. The horses obviously sense you are not a threat and have really good 'energy' that they want to be near.
    Great shots Martha. You captured 'your new friends' perfectly.

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    1. You might be right, Jim. I'm certainly no threat to them, just a fanatical photographer...LOL...

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  7. They really do flock to you!! Horses are such beautiful and lovely creatures. They are among the most majestic of all animals.

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    1. Yes, they are truly among the most majestic of all animals; one of my favourite animals.

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  8. I think they were fishing for carrots! :) It has been ages since I have even been around a horse. When I was a wee one, the house my parents rented was on a farm and the landlord kept a horse on it. His name was Corky and dad would saddle him up and take us for rides.

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    1. You are probably right! And I will start bringing carrots along at some point as a thank you for being such great photo subjects :)

      I love the name Corky for a horse! I bet going for rides on him was a lot of fun.

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  9. They are indeed magnificent creatures...and you have captured their beauty and spirit wonderfully, Martha.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I find my peace out on these country roads. It's always a great day when we take a drive out there.

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  10. Glorious smile and it's all thanks to a horse ~~~ isn't it amazing what animals can do to you and for you, Martha!

    Love these photos!

    thanks for this!

    Ron

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    1. Yes, it is quite amazing what animals can do to you and for you! I'm always happiest when I'm around them.

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  11. Gorgeous! Followed Sophie and Ron's breadcrumbs over here. :)

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    1. Well, I'm glad you did Nancy! Nice to see you here :)

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  12. Martha, maybe it's time for you to get a horse. You definitely have an affinity for them, and think of all that organic fertilizer!

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    1. I'd love that, but I don't think my neighbours would like a horse in my urban backyard! But if we decide to move into the country area later on, I will definitely consider it!

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