The younger, in purple, was carefully watching over the tartan. She was older and it he seemed to be her son.
Big brown eyes for both. Calm energy, listening as I told them how magnificent they were.
And of course, as always, I got a cheeky tongue!
I was honoured to have been a part of their day. The younger was engaged in some games with his rival across the fence before we showed up. There was a lot of stomping and racing going on but it ended in a gentle nose touch across the fence when dad came to settle them down.
We were driving along a country dirt road that was covered in a light dusting of snow (first of the year), when we came upon a view I knew I needed to capture. Sometimes it’s the strangest things that catch my eye.
Not far into our drive, we came upon a small paddock, a little run-down looking yet it was quite obvious that the animals were well-tended to, and a beauty who must have been used to people stopping to admire her, came trotting up to the fence to say hi.
She was sweet and posed for me as I tried to get her at just the right angle to show her lovely eyes. She was so sweet – she closed her eyes and kept her ears relaxed and showed me in every way she was okay with being my model for a few shots.
There was another horse with her; a paddock mate who stuck close by her side. He was completely uninterested in me and my camera and did not even raise his head from the grass he had snuffled the snow away from so he could graze.
I called out to him (I always talk to my animal models) and asked if he would please just lift his gorgeous head for one photo. Just one smile, is all I asked for. I was delighted when he responded by raising his head, looked right at me and gave me this:
Then went right back to his grass. LOL!
Sometimes (most times) I like animals more than I like people.