Saturday, August 2, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy horse (of course)



Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back as Patti and I visited Locket’s Meadow Farm, a horse farm in bucolic Bethany CT. We attended a ceremonial signing of a law by the Connecticut Governor, an “Act Concerning The Liability of Owners and Keepers of Domesticated Horses, Ponies, Donkeys, and Mules”, a response to state Court rulings that horses have “a vicious propensity."

All that said, I like horses, gentle giants that photograph well at wheelchair height - and on a sunny day, can make for shadows. Horse people are very nice as are the horses - and here, will happily eat grass from a hand of a little girl - very cute! And I learned something - the meshy hoods they wear protect the equines from the scourge of pesky horseflies. Thus they may graze as we admire their gentle nature…

Check out Patti’s New Haven Register story and a great photo gallery of the event. 

7 comments:

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Welcome back (missed you last week)!

That is such a sweet image. I grew up with horses and they do not have anywhere near the vicious propensity that human beings have!

Kathe W. said...

what lovely animals they are indeed!
Thanks Ralph!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

We could use more gentleness in our world. Maybe everyone should own a horse!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Great photo of the little girl and the horse connecting. More and more I am seeing horses with those hoods too.

Beverley Baird said...

I love horses and your photos highlight them and their shadows so well!

BLOGitse said...

Horses are so...majestic!
Never seen that kind of hoods before - a good idea for people in Northern Finland where they have lots of mosquitos and other irritating creatures!
Greetings from hot Helsinki!

my blog is here:
BLOGitse

Patti said...

Glad you were able to come to cover the story with me, Ralphie!