happy horses

It’s officially spring…it’s warm and green and flowery and the horses get to leave their winter paddocks behind for the wide pastures.
Spring means freedom

and food…lots of lush green grass waiting to be eaten

and relaxing

But it also means grudgingly coming back in after a while, so they get used to the grass slowly.

Soon they’ll be outside day and night though, one big herd of about 40 geldings, another with a couple of mares, a gang of oldies and youngsters, and one sole stallion.

11 thoughts on “happy horses

    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Kathryn, oh they are…the first few days it’s really exciting to bring them out because they are soo eager to run and jump and eat. We always bring out a couple of horses at the same time and there’s always the possibility of one of them making a run for it and then the others would follow, kind of an adrenaline rush for the humans as well😉

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  1. Lynda

    Oh – these pictures are so beautiful! I still love the B&W film. It’s been years since I’ve shot it, but you may be encouraging me to get my ole Canon AT out and buy some film. You are such a talented photographer. You really have an eye. Thanks for sharing your talent with us here.

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thank you, Lynda🙂 Do try the black and white film, it will be so much fun, I promise🙂 I shot some film again yesterday but it will be a while before I can get it developed and show. I’m still amazed by how much I enjoy it and how different it is from shooting digital.

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  2. Raven

    This makes me miss living with horses. A few summers ago, I would ride everyday. Beautiful pictures. You can almost feel the adrenaline.

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  3. donqvijote

    Nice photos–the top one with the horses running has outstanding tones, especially the grass and sky. Nicely done!

    Do you mind if I ask what camera/lens you used?

    -david

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks David! Sure, I used the Canon 450D with the Canon EF 50mm 1.4 lens for the above photos.
      Apart from that I also use the Olympus OM-2n (135 film) and a Holga 120N (120 film).

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