Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunday Challenge " Horses"

Wahoo, horses.....well hold your horses. Horses are not an easy subject to photograph and when you have un co-operative subjects you know you don't always get exceptional photos. You are going to see some beautiful stuff from other submitters, just so you know I have never claimed to be very adept with a camera but hey grab a coffee and lets see what happened. This was a snow day it was a pretty crappy day. These guys were waiting for their breakfast. I can hear you! (aww those poor horses) those poor horses have a lovely shelter to use and they never go in it.This is my old guy Texas, he could care less what the weather does. He goes into a very nice box stall at night and when he's done eating he goes right outside. Talking about old this horse will be 34 in the Spring he is in fairly good shape he gets around ok and he is still the boss of the bunch he's with. Look at his ears. I can say without bias that Tex has the most perfect ears, I have seen a lot of horse ears and I'm telling you these are the best.....if there were prizes for ears he would have them all......ok maybe I'm a little biased.....but really they are perfect.
This black beauty is Mattie, you can't really see it in this pic but in the bigger pic the expression is quite comical. I think after I took 20 pics of her where she wouldn't give me one useable shot she finally looked at me and said(What an idiot)
This little gem is Lily. I find it quite hard to get a pic of a black horse in snow, I don't know what the technical terms would be but they don't blend well together.
Two heads are better than one.....better yet three heads are better than two
Well fellow bloggers I am done. I really look forward to seeing everyone else's stuff. Have a great week .


Ed said...

Cool shots! Horses and snow always make good pics..:-))

moresecretwhispers said...

they look all furrry.. ready for the winter! so adorable is the last photo

stansberryphotography said...

Wow, so wintery there! Lovely shots!

Shirley said...

You are right; Tex has the best ears! That first pic makes me want to go fire up the wood stove..... no snow here (yet).... I think Mattie has pretty ears too. That last photo is nicely posed; looks like you did get some cooperation after all!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Those are definitely perfect ears! Fun post :-)

dibear said...

WOW! Your horses are all beautiful. The snow just sets off you shots. Nice job. :)

Tammy said...

Love the 2nd one but the 3 at the end is pretty special, too!

Sarah said...

How have a missed your blog in Sunday Stills? I never manage to visit them all, and yours must be one I keep missing.
I have a small obsession with Morgans, though I've never ridden one, only seen one in person once...but one of these days I'm going to have one...I'm determined!
So, love the shots, love your horses, and I'll be following along from now on!

Lori Skoog said...

You have some serious snow! Great shots.

Janice said...

Yay Sarah.Morgans are a wonderful breed. Just a note of caution, when you are ready for your Morgan do your research. Hope you get one soon you will never regret it.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Brrr...all that snow! We've been having a warm spell lately after our brief snowfall last month.

I love love that last photo....all the black horses with white snow beards. So cute!

You have some lovely horses....ears and all!


Holly said...

black anything is hard to get a good photo of! We have some of that white stuff coming our way this week too!

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Dave said...

The horses in the last photo look just like mine.

Janice said...

Dave I thought maybe you might be missing the nags and the chores!!!

morephotosplease said...

Wow, lots of snow. Your pictures are great. Like the last one of the three heads together.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Janice, You have snow! Lucky you.. Well I really like the last has great lighting ..Black animals are hard to photograph. Their eyes seem to disappear sometimes. I notice it when the light is bad with Chance. But this photo is great! Lovely photo of Texas too..34 WOW!
In answer to your question about my header photo..that road runs right by that pasture where the fourteen horses were all lined up..and a lovely couple lives along that road..I used to ride horses in this area when I was a teenager a long time ago, so for me it does lead to a very special place:)

flowerweaver said...

Texas is truly a magnificent looking horse, a testament to the wonderful care I'm sure you've given him. I also like the three black horses in the last shot.Does look cold in your world!

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