Saturday, December 5, 2009

Horsin' around




So often I drive down this road just to see what the horses are up to. During the summer there were probably 8-10 of them roaming the field or hanging out by the barn but lately I only see two.

The fence gate is wide open to the road so the horses can just run between the barn and the field. If they were my horses it would make me a bit nervous letting them cross at will, however there aren't many houses around so apparently the owner must figure it's safe. My husbands been by on his bike when the horses were just milling around on the road, not a care in the world.


Although I wasn't raised around horses I can certainly see their beauty and understand why someone would feel so much love for this majestic animal, though the work load must be a hefty one.

Call me crazy but I'd kind of like a Llama

15 comments:

Pat said...

I, too,would be nervous if my horses were free to trot around, especially across the road. Nice pics of the horsies.

Nancy Medina said...

Are these the horses you showed me that run across the road from one field to another? Amazing, so much freedom ... and trust by the owners! Love the images Sharon, it still looks like fall there!

Jayne said...

I'd be nervous too if they were just strolling up and down the road. Guess their owner has faith in their ability to move when a car comes along?

Snappy Di said...

I like the soft look of your photos today, Sharon.

Yes, my sister has horses.... she adores them, but me... well just can't see spending that much money on them or the vet bills they always seem to have. I'll stick to dogs for now. A Llama? Really?

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Cindy said...

Beautiful horses and photos. I'd be nervous too. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen but I hope not.

Have a great Sunday!

Mary said...

I think a llama would be totally cool! And that reminds me of a book we used to read my daughter when she was little -- Is Your Mama a Llama.

Enjoy your weekend, Sharon. Did you get snow up there?

Riet said...

Such beautiful pictures again. And I love the horses.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I wonder why there are fewer? Nice pictures and I'm glad you had a sunny day to take them!

Eve said...

That sure is different Sharon. But sounds like they must be pretty smart horses...as long as they don't get a wild hair!!

I love your photos here and that last one is really wonderful, even without a horse...or a llama!

Becky Brocato said...

Love the horse photos. We used to have a stable down the road, and I loved going there from time to time to take pictures and visit the horses. But the owner closed the stable and the horses have all been moved elsewhere. I really miss seeing them all out in the pastures grazing in the early morning mist...

The Curious Cat said...

Horses are wonderful creatures...I'm always in awe of them...just also aware of how easily they kick! :) It is always lovely to see them though! xxx PS Llama sounds like a plan!!! xxx

Laura said...

I think llamas spit! I don't think horses do - LOL! I'm so allergic to horses. When we lived in Tucson, Ted and I went on a moonlight horse ride for his birthday. My eyes swelled up like a toad!

Kerri said...

Lovely horses Sharon!! Hope your mom is continuing to do well!!

Päivin päivät said...
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Päivin päivät said...

Such lovely horses! And the previous post with all those enchanting moon pictures - I came to look at them over and over again.

Päivi

PS. Sorry, I messed up with my previous comment. I don't know exactly what I did. Sorry again!