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Horse Power
12-MAR-2010

Horse Power

I have always loved horses and ponies. When I was a little girl, around 4 or 5 years of age, I asked
Santa for a pony. When he left me a toy wooden pony instead, I quickly got over my disappointment
and lavished my affections on our cows and calves instead. As soon as I learned to read, I devoured
books about horses - cried over 'Black Beauty' and wished I was the heroine of 'National Velvet'.
I grew into a pony-mad teenager, spending all my free time at the local stables, rode our neighbour's
horses, joined the pony club and made friends for life through a shared love of all things horsey.
It's years, however, since I sat on a horse and although I'd love to canter along woodland paths or
gallop on the beach, I think I would now be too scared of falling off and breaking a limb, something
which never cost be a second thought when I was younger.

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January Grey24-Mar-2010 05:53
It's amazing how little fear we have when we're younger! Beautiful horses! A lovely shot, Mairead. V~
Neal Nye13-Mar-2010 12:12
Such intelligent looking faces. This image makes you want to reach out and touch them!
heather13-Mar-2010 10:19
I used to keep and ride horses also.. beautiful animals, and a beautiful photo too! V
Ursula Armstrong13-Mar-2010 09:48
yes, they are beautiful creatures as you show us in this lovely double portrait. Uschi (V)
John Reynolds13-Mar-2010 07:53
Excellent horse portrait. We have a teenage daughter Rhiannon who is horse mad - will be taking her to the local stables for a riding session this afternoon.
John
Betty Vlasiu13-Mar-2010 06:04
Very beautiful work ! Love it. v
Walter O. Koenig13-Mar-2010 04:56
The difference age makes. I haven't ridden years myself, and when I did I wasn't too steady, so sitting on horseback is probably a bad idea. Wonderful shot of this lovely pair.
larose forest photos13-Mar-2010 04:02
Such a fine portrait of these two beauties! I too, was horse mad when young, but never had much opportunity to ride. I still photograph just about any horse I see. V
Nora van Beek13-Mar-2010 02:46
Such beautiful creatures! Excellent capture with lovely lighting. ~V~
lou_rozensteins13-Mar-2010 01:28
Very beautiful standing there in the light. Well done.
Alan K13-Mar-2010 00:53
I like the "1/3rd for the one on the left, 2/3rds for the one on the right" composition here, as well as the tree framing them. They do seem quite friendly, perhaps in search of an apple.
bill friedlander13-Mar-2010 00:31
Ah, they look so gentle and friendly, why would you be scared. Well, I guess a photo will have to do.
Kevin Chester13-Mar-2010 00:23
Being a man, man I could never see the attraction, but now I understand " My little Pony" . Did those boys have you girls sussed out or what ;-). Great angle on your shot
pkocinski12-Mar-2010 23:46
These two have their winter coats yet - someone needs to use the shedding comb! They are both very nice looking horses - pretty faces.
Karen Stuebing12-Mar-2010 22:38
Look at those sweet faces. How can you be afraid? :) Super capture of these beauties.
Doug Cruden12-Mar-2010 22:27
These two look like a likely pair! I was on a horse, once....that was one time too many. I have threatened to ride Smokey, my daughter's pony LOL!!
Keith O'Brien12-Mar-2010 22:20
Cute and nicely framed - love the bailer-twine repair to the fence! V
Stephanie12-Mar-2010 22:01
What beautiful horses packed with power! :^)
Colin Storey12-Mar-2010 21:28
Two fine horses. v
Ann...12-Mar-2010 21:27
I can mirror almost all of your memories here, though i was lucky enough to own a pony for a few years. These two have good thick winter coats!
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