I know..I know..I owe you a photo from yesterday. But sometimes life just seems to get in the way, and business needs to be taken care of first before play. Today a winter storm was to blow through, promising snow and then icy rain. Of course hearing the four letter word SNOW causes this photographer to jump for joy. As photo opportunities are abound.
There’s been a barn I’ve been driving by all year, that I’ve yet to stop and capture. It’s tucked back in the middle of a large field in some rolling hills. Off in the distance, the snow flakes filled the air.
Arriving to the barn, the snow was fresh. Only with hoofbeats and footprints in the path.
Remy was busy being a snow bunny and she was happy to see me so that she could be tucked in safe and warm in her stall.
Of course, the boys were acting silly and playing around Toby (brown) was in fine form, tormenting his friend Bandit (white). After a one-on-one, tete-a-tete with Bandit, Toby decided to gallop around the paddock relentlessly harassing all the other boys.
Toby was really laughing hard about the whole thing.
Even rolling in the snow seemed like a good idea. Typical boys – you wouldn’t see a girl get this dirty.
While I was trying to capture Toby running around the paddock and getting his friends riled up, I kept feeling this nose rub against my camera hand. Rub, Rub, Rub..it was coming from below. Oh it’s you my little Macaroni pony.
It was fun playing with the horses in the snow. It won’t last long, so I’ll have to wait until the next snow storm to play once more.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Equitrekking
Amazing pictures…!! I never knew horses could have this much fun 😀
If you only knew Andy. My girl is always up to something. 🙂
Oh my Emily, LOVE LOVE LOVE… right down to your sweet macaroni pony! 🙂
Your last note to me was so heart felt. We do indeed have such a kindred spirit and we both benefit from knowing each other. XXOO on this comment about Macaroni. He’s such an adorable and monster little pony.
Nawww, he simply couldn’t be a monster, not with that sweet little cherubic face! I have missed so much of your story, I am sure, how many horses (big and small) do you have? Love how you capture them, and the images of the barn took my breath away!
You are truly too kind. You would love Macaroni. He is so full of character.
The B&W barn photograph is award winning – stunning of quality and a time-sake treasure, love it! The horses have personality plus – love seeing them playing freely, the laughing photo was hilarious, so much fun together and to watch! Great series Emily.
This was such a fun afternoon, watching the horses playing, and seeing the beauty the freshly fallen snow left on the barn. Wish you could have been there with me to enjoy it.
Fantastic post…I am in love with horses, but have never been able to have my own. This made me smile..thanks!
Perhaps one day you can at least ride and enjoy the company of these noble beasts.
I have ridden quite a bit, though it’s been a long time. I may put that on my “I’m doing it this year” list.
It looks like a good time was had by all, including the photographer!
We had a ball ! Now only if I had remembered my lens hood. 🙂
Ahahaha…. I can feel and hear Toby’s laughter.
You do make me smile Perpetua. 🙂
Wow, excellent shots!!!
Thank you so much Rexlin.
That pony is precious!
Macaroni is awesome. He’s such a devil pony though, and isn’t used for lessons as he’s such a pistol.
Priceless images Emily! Seems the horses are really enjoying their snow day!
Thank you so much Susan, It was truly a picture perfect moment. Not long after, they all settled down to nibbling on hay.
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Appreciate you sharing this as “Your Choice” with your readers. 🙂
Theese are so great. You have captured a lot of joy and happiness, wonderful:)
Truly appreciate your kind comment Kerlund. Joyful animals always bring a smile to my heart.
These are so great!!!!……I love them, great capture:)
Thank you so much Purerity. 🙂
You are welcome:)
fantastic photoset Emily – you can see they are enjoying themselves.
Love it when the boys play. So happy I was there to enjoy it and could share it with you.
That Toby sounds like a real character and he’s got a fine set of teeth too! Glad you’re having fun with your beautiful horses. Enjoy the snow. It hasn’t arrived here yet.
By the way, how do you get that snow fall effect on your blog?
For the snow effect thing, I believe I went into settings of my theme a long time ago and it was just a check/click button.
Now in sunny Florida scheming for some fun adventures. 🙂
Thank you! I tried that, but couldn’t find it there.
Great Captures – made me smile and laugh – ha!
That is wonderful Renee ! We need more laughter in the world.
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Hoofbeats and Footprints Blog has some great snowy horse pictures today. Enjoy!
Truly appreciate you sharing this with your readers Debbie.
Fabulous pics, Emily. What a lot of fun you all had in the snow. Sorry I’ve been absent for a while. I decided to hang up my hammock and start my blog afresh. Crazy me! I’ve just got back from Costa Rica and am busy gathering all my blog friends together again. 🙂 http://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/
Welcome home !! I can’t wait to hear about how your trip went ! Do tell where you went. Love CR.
Oh, how fun! The horses look so happy to be out in the snow! I have to laugh…we’re all slogging around here with this snow we’ve been getting the past couple of weeks – but if you talk to anyone who owns a dog, they’ll tell you that the dog is absolutely ELATED with the weather. Maybe we need to capture some of that excitement, too! 🙂
Oh that is so funny ! I would love to see your dog playing in the snow too. They can do some silly things. When I open the door to let my cat out, he just hisses at the snow and turns back into the house. Really funny.
What a perfect place. You can see the horses personalities shine through the images- the look like they are having fun! Great captures