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    Shot this yesterday out on a walk in the Preseli hills, West Wales. He didn't want my apple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Working Horses

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    Ploughing at the Vintage Farm Machinery Show
    Hi Geoff, thanks for posting. I have a soft spot in my heart for these work horses. For the most part they are gentle giants. I have not seen any Shires in this area. Most of the farmers seem to have Belgians or Percherons. I have not even come across any Clydsdales, which I think used to be quite popular in this area.
    The Shires have the feathered fetlocks of the Clydesdale and the colour of the Percheron. Very nice and all dressed up for the show.

    Thanks for Posting.

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    If I am not breaking any copyright laws, I'd like to quote an excerpt from the Title song of the Heavy Horses album by Jethro Tull circa 1978.
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    Iron-clad feather feet pounding the dust
    an October’s day, towards evening.
    Sweat embossed veins standing proud to the plough
    salt on a deep chest seasoning.
    Last of the line at an honest day’s toil
    turning the deep sod under.
    Flint at the fetlock, chasing the bone
    Flies at the nostrils plunder.

    The Suffolk the Clydesdale, the Percheron vie
    with the Shire on his feathers floating
    Hauling soft timber into the dusk
    to bed on a warm straw coating.

    Heavy Horses, move the land under me
    Behind the plough gliding – slipping and sliding free.
    Now you’re down to the few and there’s no work to do
    The tractor’s on its way.

    Let me find you a filly for your proud stallion seed
    To keep the old line going.
    And we’ll stand you abreast at the back of the wood
    behind the young trees growing
    To hide you from eyes that mock at your girth,
    and your eighteen hands at the shoulder.
    And one day when the oil barons have all dripped dry
    and the nights are seen to draw colder,
    They’ll beg for your strength, your gentle power
    your noble grace and your bearing.
    And you’ll strain once again to the sound of the gulls
    in the wake of the deep plough, sharing.

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    My goodness Antonio, I believe you said that this is not your specialty. Well, it should be! you have entered some fantastic competition shots. Thanks for posting. If you have more, I know I'd love to see them and I'm sure others would too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Shot this yesterday out on a walk in the Preseli hills, West Wales. He didn't want my apple!

    Wild Pony

    Post your Horse Shots Here
    Rob, I love these little guys. Do they really roam wild, without anyone bothering them or trying to hurt them or capture them (aside from photographs)?
    Never mind, I just looked it up and the first hit I got was this. It sounds like their days are numbered. Keep taking pictures while you have the chance.

    Wendy

    http://nativeponiesonline.co.uk/arti...sh_ponies.html

    Edit: oh by the way, I just read to the bottom of this page and I'm not suggesting that anyone donate or anything, It's just the first hit that came up. It sounds like they are trying to save them though. Please remove the link if it is not appropriate.
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    This is Brian. I know, I know.....he's not a h****. But he thinks he is.

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    Cheers

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    Ah, poor Brian. Well if he thinks he is a horse - he is a horse. Welcome to the horse thread Brian, you are among Friends here.

    David: does Brian take good care of that coat or do you have to do a lot of work to keep it looking like that.
    (whisper) what is Brian really - llama? alpacca?...

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    Wendy - Brian does not spit therefore he is a llama. Alpacas are notorious for the the long range gob! Fortunately, I do not have to look after him at all. He belongs to a lovely lady, Sue Gilroy, who owns a riding stable in Auchencairn, where my cottage is. She has about 15 horses and Brian. He was to have been a pack-llama for long distance treks, taking camping gear and the like. However, he can either walk or run. Consequently, he could not keep up with trots or canters. He is totally bonded to the horses, all of which seem to think that he is a horse. So, an honorary horse he is.

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    i dont get many chances to shoot horses,proud parents are always willing to buy tho, cheers martyn
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    After Brian, here's a real horse with some dude sitting on it. The shot was taken in Namibia several years ago. Shortly after this shot, while galloping across the desert, the horse fell, throwing said rider and badly damaging his shoulder. So, I have a mixed relationship with horses.

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    Very nice Martyn: My goodness if your parents want to get you a horse I think you should let them. That's just me though, no point having one if you are not interested. However, if you took this photo your good eye tells me you are somewhat inclined in that direction.

    Thanks for posting, if you have the chance, keep them coming
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    David: So I take it "some dude" is you. Nice shot, sorry about the shoulder though. In my experience shoulder injuries seem the most common injury for the rider when the horse falls - Broken collar bones to be more specific.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutR View Post
    Rob, I love these little guys. Do they really roam wild, without anyone bothering them or trying to hurt them or capture them (aside from photographs)?
    Never mind, I just looked it up and the first hit I got was this. It sounds like their days are numbered. Keep taking pictures while you have the chance.

    Wendy

    http://nativeponiesonline.co.uk/arti...sh_ponies.html

    Edit: oh by the way, I just read to the bottom of this page and I'm not suggesting that anyone donate or anything, It's just the first hit that came up. It sounds like they are trying to save them though. Please remove the link if it is not appropriate.
    Wendy

    Thanks for the link.

    This mountain area is part of the Pembrokeshire coast national park, and I believe these ponies are often introduced and managed. They have park wardens so I guess they monitor the animals to check they are OK. They can't wander too far anyway due to fencing and road cattle-grids. Here is a map of the area http://www.multimap.com/maps/?zoom=1...4:13|cardigan| And here is some info on them from the park authority. http://www.pcnpa.org.uk/website/default.asp?SID=1185

    It's a wonderful area, and I feel very lucky to live here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Wendy

    It's a wonderful area, and I feel very lucky to live here.
    Yes, it does look like a wonderful area. It shows up in the diversity of your posts. By the sounds of it the parks and wildlife in them are well managed. I won't worry too much about the well being of the ponies. I do hope you get more shots though.

    Wendy

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    Re: Post your Horse Shots Here

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutR View Post
    My goodness Antonio, I believe you said that this is not your specialty. Well, it should be! you have entered some fantastic competition shots. Thanks for posting. If you have more, I know I'd love to see them and I'm sure others would too. Thanks Wendy
    Too kind Wendy

    The old concepts for Architects is that they were supposed to know everything in order to be able to create new shapes, buildings, details, etc.. It's only talk talk these days.

    In this trend - - I shoot everything: from horses, people, landscapes I do my best

    I think they will be doing this event next year. I hope to be able to shoot again.

    Thank you for commenting

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutR View Post
    Very nice Martyn: My goodness if your parents want to get you a horse I think you should let them. That's just me though, no point having one if you are not interested. However, if you took this photo your good eye tells me you are somewhat inclined in that direction.

    Thanks for posting, if you have the chance, keep them coming
    Wendy
    Hi Wendy a friend of my daughter wanted some pictures of her horse, while i was waiting i took some pics of this lad on his pony (with his mothers permission off course), it proved quite profitable, cheers martyn

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    Re: Post your Horse Shots Here

    Sad horsey

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomadr View Post
    Hi Wendy a friend of my daughter wanted some pictures of her horse, while i was waiting i took some pics of this lad on his pony (with his mothers permission off course), it proved quite profitable, cheers martyn
    Ah, now I understand, I totally misunderstood your first reply Thanks for clarifying, and congrats on the business transaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    Sad horsey

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    Nice Horsey, looks like he got plunked in a weed patch in the middle of the city though. Maybe he is sad, but he's nice. Thanks for the horsey Arith, I know it's a "step sideways" for you - not your usual thing

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    I (finally) shot some horses yesterday

    I know some of you have been waiting

    Back later with pics ...

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