A Knights Tail… or more Friesian horse..

Just a few more photos.. A knights tail.? I’m talking about the horse on this occasion, although the other is certainly not bad.. I just wonder how much work goes into preparing such a tail ?? The horses I mean…


And the hair work on the mane… all that fancy plaiting or braiding… must take hours…


Hell even the feet probably have to be combed and prepared…


But when all is said and done… don’t we just look so pretty and regal…. “I even shine” he says


I wish the weather had of been better… I would have loved to have got more photos of this horse during his performance in the dressage ring… there the pride and blood line came to the fore… pure poetry in motion…

45 thoughts on “A Knights Tail… or more Friesian horse..

  1. I absolutely adore watching dressage at horse shows and I love your capture of this magnificent horse. Loving your ‘knight’s tail’ Bulldog… 😉

  2. Haha! I love what you did with the title :). He is definitely a stunning picture of animal power, and I really must show these photos to my sister-in-law. She will love them because she trains horses and rides dressage. Great captures Bulldog!

  3. You said to so well Rob. ‘Pure poetry in motion’ indeed and yes, that must take hours to prepare a beauty like that, but it sure is worth it in the end. I think the horses also love being ‘pampered’ like that as well, or what do you think?

    Great shots once again my friend. 😀

    • I think like any pet that is loved they will enjoy the pampering over them…. I watched one working on the tail of another horse… my thought being if the horse kicks boy you’re going to feel it… it never even twitched it’s tail and that can only mean it was enjoying the combing….

  4. Sjoe – die swart perd het ook van die begin af vir my uitgestaan. So blink, regop en trots. Dit moet ‘n voorreg wees om so tussen die diere te kan beweeg: die reuke, die sweet, die opwinding! Dankie vir jou deel met ons …

    • Dit is een van die dinge wat ek altyd geniet, die reuk van die bos, die diere, iets wat jy is bevoorreg om meer dikwels as ek is. Hierdie perde is soos troeteldiere aan hul eienaars en ruik soos nuut gewaste leer, ‘n pragtige reuk.

  5. Their show of strength – yes that is it Bulldog – you’ve hit the nail on the head. I’ve only just noticed their “feet” though – love the tuffs of hair down there too.

  6. Bulldog, I love these horses-I’ve photos of several for my computer screen.
    So glad you could see them up close and personal! They are so very majestic looking.
    I have always loved buffalo, too and 2 summers ago my daughter took me to see some. It was the first time I had seen any besides in pictures. And, Bulldog, I got to feed 1, too. I was so happy and excited I couldn’t quit crying, LOL! But it was such a wonderful dream (that I didn’t even know I had!) come true.
    Thanks so much for sharing all your pictures with us-they are truly a blessing. They are great for those of us who may never see these beautiful animals in real life.
    God’s Blessings to you, my friend!

    • Thanks Cindy… the horse you mean?? lol… yes I just couldn’t get enough of this animal… I love all animals that show strength and are proud of it, probably why I love our Buffalo so much, their strength and tenacity just shows in all their stances and looks… I felt the same with this horse, he just seemed to say “stand back, I’m Royalty”…

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