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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Horses are one of God's most elegant creatures.

For the shear pleasure of watching the liquid motion of muscle and co-ordination there is nothing better than the American Saddle Horse . Bred for the comfort of smooth cross country touring...these horses are the Mercedes compared to the Porsche qualities of quarter horses.

It was fun to watch the equine students learning their trade as the horses under them took them for the ride of their life. Proud, strong...animated animals moving along the fence rail in a synchronized ballet...the only sound heard was the hooves striking the dirt and the rhythmical snort of lungs inhaling and exhaling... fueling the engine as they danced.

Dan

8 comments:

Sunny said...

What an outstanding picture and your description of sounds were perfect. It brought back memories of a time gone by when horses were a part of my life. They truly are elegant animals.
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny I have posted pictures of horses before and it is surprising how many people do have horses in their lives now or in the past!

Dan

Simply Heather said...

Beautiful...just look at the movement. They are precious creatures, sweet.

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks for the comment Heather and have a great weekend.

Dan

Dani said...

This photo reminds me of the movie "Beaches" when Hillary is horseback riding and feeling like everyone is watching her. Great shot.

Dan Felstead said...

Dani...yes that's right...forgot about Beaches...I am going to have to rent that again.

Thanks for the reminder!

Dan

shabby girl said...

I would worry that he'd trip over his own tail! I don't think I've ever seen one that long!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...they often bundle up their tails unless they are in a show...that way their tails do not wear from dragging on the ground.

Dan