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Friday, May 21, 2010

Giddiup!!!...(or otherwise known as Have you ever seen a horse with a mullet?)

Last weekend, my husband and I headed out to
some estate and yard sales...
one of my favorite things to do!

(More about the goodie I found in a future post)...

But, when we were looking over some things in a garage, I looked out of the corner of my eye,
and saw that they had a wonderful field
it had HORSES!!!

I couldn't help myself.

I had to ask if I could photograph them.

They had the most delightful family of girls
were SO nice...they jumped right off their porch
and obliged me....
and spoiled my passion of photography
by even bringing the horses to different spots
so I could photograph them.

I hope the girls are reading the blog, as I  gave them my blog address.
One sweet girl is very interested in photography, so I told her how to set up a blog
and I hope she pursues her dream to begin one of her own
to start her photography hobby.

I mean...
how could I NOT take HIS picture??:
Don't you want to touch him nozzle right now??  I did and he was a Sweetie!

These two were sooo gentle and sweet!:

Oh!!!! And those MANES!!!.....
I dug my fingers in and fluffed them up, oh yes, I did!

Who KNEW a horse could have a MULLET???????:
Any horse that can still wear a mullet and carry it off with grace, well, heck, gotta love him!

Pretty, pretty boy!
(At least I think he was a know, I never checked any of these horse's lady or man bits to know for sure):

To me, all horses are full of grace, intelligence and beauty:

But these guys should of done hair product commercials..I mean, seriously...just LOOK!:

I think I want a horse!:

I don't think our little village would like them in our front yard though.....

Maybe I could keep him on my pontoon on the lake?


Well, my garage?

My husband quickly (and nervously) called me from the yard sale
and said it was time to go.............

I think he could tell I was developing a crush on THIS guy:

Who could blame me????

Once again, I want to thank the girls and family that let me take photographs of their lovely horses...I hope you think I did them justice!!
A reminder to all my readers, including (I hope)
the dear girls from the yard sale where these beautiful horses lived....

Please remember that I have a FREE Photo contest every month..
May's theme is:


You don't need to be a blogger to enter.
Just follow THESE RULES
and enter your landscape photo by midnight, May 31st, 2010.


Brian Miller said...

smiles. love the close up of his eye....beautiful animals...and their mane does look like an 80s mullet, lol. have a wonderful weekend!

The Retired One said...

Brian: they sure are beautiful animals....I have only ridden a horse a few times in my life but I love them.

Joanie said...

Love that mullet photo! The horses were beauties!

DJan said...

The personality of these horses shows through your pictures, so sweet and gentle. I also love horses and think they are wonderful animals.

CiCi said...

I think that because you are such a warmhearted person, you have a rapport with people and animals you come in contact with, and this shows up in your photos. The horses look like they are your horses they are so comfortable around you. Great photos. And yes I want to run hand through the horses manes. Lovely.

rainfield61 said...

The girls and boys are fabulous. Why don't you invit them for a cup of coffee?

Linda said...

Love the last photo!
Actually love them all.
Have a great weekend.

Ginnymo said...

Such beautiful horses!! I love horses but have never really been around many. Only when I was young and once later in life I tried to ride one and it threw me off twice before I quit. Must have been so neat to touch them!! Beautiful photos Joan!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Great pictures of the horses, Joan... You got some great close-ups... Aren't they just gorgeous???

Can't wait to hear about your 'treasures' from the estate and yard sales.

A New England Life said...

I'm not much of a horse person but as I get older I'm really starting to appreciate them! Such beautiful animals! You did 'em justice, Joan!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great looking horses! :)

SquirrelQueen said...

What beautiful horses, I have never seen one with a mane quite like that. And the eyes, Joan you really got some great shots of those gorgeous eyes.

I hope the young girl with the interest in photography will set up a blog of her own.

The Retired One said...

Joanie: Me was a true mullet, wasn't it??

DJan: I hope to go out west in the next year or two to see if we can view wild horses. They are amazing!

Technobabe: What an incredibly sweet thing to say...thank you so much.

Rainfield: I think they'd like sweet hay even better. ha

Linda: Thanks! Hope you have a great weekend too...the traffic will be picking up for Memorial Day, the official kickoff of summer!

Ginnymo: thanks...I haven't been around them much either, only been on one once or twice in my life..but they are incredible animals!

Betsy: Just ONE treasure, but it was quite a find! ha

New England Life: They really are fantastic..I have a slight fear of them due to their size, but these guys were sooo gentle and sweet.

Far Side: A few were older and had "battle scars" but were mellow and sweet to be near and touch.

SquirrelQueen: I hope she does too..I hope she read the blog and will leave a comment. :0}

Unknown said...

That last one is my favorite! Nice photos.

sharon said...

Oh, I love their mullets, but look at those sweet eyelashes!

The Retired One said...

Eva: Thanks!

(symbols): thanks so much

Sharon: Yes their eyelashes are long and sassy too!

Jientje said...

Beautiful photos of wonderful creatures!

L. D. said...

Your horse portraits are really done well. What a neat load of hair.

The Retired One said...

Jientje: Thanks!

L.D.: Thanks so much...I loved their manes and knew when I saw "mullet guy" I HAD to take his photo. :0}

Ann said...

Who could help but take their pictures. What lovely horses.

The Retired One said...

Ann: they were very gentle and pretty...I had a lot of fun taking their photos.

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