Monday, October 6, 2008

Photo of the Day - A girl and her horse

Friday evening I went to watch my oldest niece at her horseback riding lessons. She's a natural on horseback. It had been ages since I had been near horses. I took lessons when I was about her age but stopped when I was thrown. I had forgotten how they are gentle animals, full of character and affection.Sergeant here would follow me no matter where I stood outside of his stall. His gaze was engaging and steady and set me at ease. Later we discovered why...We whipped out the bag of carrots and made friends for life with each and every horse in the stable!

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Melanie Busbee said...

Very nice moment captured on film. I have had some close calls with horses. A clydesdale once chased me through a field at my aunt's house. I kept running because I didn't know better. Another horse tried to eat my hand while I was feeding it. I think I was 5 years old.

teg said...

My supervisor at the MSU study abroad office had a horse, Chance. I've been around horses a few times, but not often enough to remember how large they are. I was a little nervous about being close to him in the barn (not in a stall) but he was pretty calm. Nice photos - and it's true that most horses will love you if you offer up some carrots or an apple!

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