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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Some Clydesdales

I've seen the Clydesdales in the fields for several years now, never stopped to photograph them.  Last Saturday we set out with just that in mind - drove up the back way towards Lynden.  It was a great day for photographs - eagles, tractors, lots of ice - and finally the Clydesdales - standing in their field.  Sunnier weather would have been nice, green grass would have been prettier - but there were the big black Clydesdales - in all their splendor. For a horse, it is hard to beat a Clydesdale - that's for sure!

The first horse - oh they are grand!

Strike a pose!  That is ice in the field - it was a very cold day .  .  .

Beautiful face - lovely feet.  .  .  

I'm fascinated by the feet - they remind me of those fuzzy boots that were popular in the 70s.  Everyone looked like bigfoot.

This fellow stood in the field and began lifting just one foot - up and then back down.  .  . 



Once more .  .  .



And again - I don't know what he was doing - but he kept at it for about 10 minutes.

Then he lifted the other back leg - but only once, good thing I had the camera ready.

I like the black and white on this one .  .  .


These two stood like this the entire time we were there - which was about 30 minutes.  They never put their heads down to eat - they never moved their heads to look at anything or anyone - just stood there.

One of them had a piece of grass hanging from his mouth the whole time.  .  .

Leg lifter is in the background .  .  .

Nice feet - it was a good horse day!

And then we heard later that there were more Clydesdales at another location - we are off on Saturday to find them.

Do you have a favorite horse?


Lili said...

Oh thanks so much Jo for those pics! I love Clydesdales, as you know. I think the leg lifter was counting And the other 2, why of course they were meditating...ohmmm!

GardenofDaisies said...

The Clydesdales really are gorgeous, magnificent horses I think that one horse was just giving his feet a rest, one at a time. :-)
I did scan a crocheted heart pattern and added it to the end of my post. If you pull it on to your desktop you should be able to open it in a size large enough to read.

GardenofDaisies said...

PS- And if not, I can send you a photocopy..