I captured this photo of a horse giving its rider a tad of a tough time… I’m been informed it may be the way she was handling the horse that it performed like that…. in which case, shame on her, but if not I enjoyed the odd photo I got…
I loved the attitude of this horse… it so seemed to be enjoying the whole experience, almost smiling…
and I wondered what was so interesting, or what had caught its attention… or was the lovely lady whispering something to it..
Maybe … she was blowing in its nose… a horse whisperer…
The horse in the second shot looks like it’s meditating (or praying) 😀 Great shots xxx
Thanks Dianne… this horse is going to the Olympics…
Such beautiful animals, aren’t they? My kids all ride and I loved being around the stables when they were taking lessons. Every horse has a very unique personality, which you captured really well in these pics!
They are … such beauty… I have ridden horses in the past, but tend to fall off them… lol
You should defo change your post from “photo of a horse giving its rider a tad of a tough time” to “rider giving the horse a tough time!”
I inherited a horse a girl had pulled into a rear when she wanted to show off. He was a beautiful animal, but if he got into a tizzy – he would just rear up. He loved it with us, out on the farm; nothing ever frightened him there and he lived out his years mostly on four legs…I could fill up your blog with stories of him! Unfortunately, I don’t even have a photo…
I enjoyed the capture which ever way it went…
Oh so gorgeous..definitely a smile there, lovely capture Bulldog…
Whatever the girl did, Bulldog, the horse was very pleased with it 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂
That first pic does look a tad strange. Neither the horse nor the rider look too happy.
Yep… I’d say there was a problem there…
Lovely, lovely images Bulldog. I particularly enjoy that second shot. 🙂
Thanks LuAnn… I liked the first till everyone pointed out the bad rider behaviour… and here I thought it was the horse…
Is that what horse whisperers do, Bulldog?
Blow in horse’s noses?
I believe it is… to control a dog I will often do that.. a gentle blow for them to know all about me… animals can read so much more through the odours they smell… and I believe one of the top breeders always greets his horse with a little blow…
Thanks for the info Bulldog. Most appreciated.
Such majestic animals. That they trust humans at all is a wonder. I bet they don’t trust politicians, though… 😉
I bet they don’t one of our past poli… was seen on TV astride his horse shouting the odds… the horse slipped and unceremoniously dumped him on the side walk… now that was a good horse…
They can sense fear and stupidity…or so I’m told.
Beautiful horses. The first one does not look happy at all!
Thanks I don’t think the first horse was at all happy…
All beautiful, but that action shot…wow!
Judging from the rider’s jaw and mouth set, I’d say, “buck horse – run far, run fast.”
What an attentive owner for the bay: lovely mane style…and knowing horses enjoy a muzzle scratch now and then (Now there’s a well trained owner?)
Thank you … I think…
Wow – pragtige fotos. Ek hou van die een met die kop wat so afbuig … in die middel.
Dankie… dit is soo mooi perd…
I think the first horse it weary to jump over the little barrier. Maybe both horse and rider need good training.
it = is
Maybe you are right… she was struggling to keep a control on the horse
Great shots Bulldog. I know that girl needs riding lessons and I say “well done” to the horse for trying to teach her 😉 . Have a great week 🙂
Thanks… I’m glad you told me ’cause she didn’t look as though she was being too kind to the horse
She sure wasn’t being kind to the horse 😦 ~ just “manhandling” it. I was actually surprised he didn’t throw her. The sign of a bad riding instructor, or just a student who doesn’t know any better. I rode for years and can honestly say I was never unkind to a horse or any other animal for that matter. The horse obviously had good manners though and didn’t throw her! We can all learn a lesson in patience from animals 😉
The shots are beautiful, the subjects are beautiful, and I imagine your days spent with your trusty camera are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing your joy!
Thank you so much Ronnie… yep my trusty camera… it fell off the table the other day and my reaction caused Linda to query if she would receive the same treatment if she fell…. didn’t know how to answer…. lol
Bellissime queste foto, i cavalli sono adorabili.
Ciao, buona nuova settimana.
Un grande saluto, Patrizia
Good shots Rob…horses always look so wonderfully bright and alert. Good action shot in the first picture.
Oh wow! That first action shot is absolutely stunning Rob and the others are just as amazing! You’ve captured their beauty so well! I absolutely love and adore horses! How lucky you are! 😀
Oh Rob that second shot is a stunner!
Great shots, as always 🙂