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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Not horsing around here

A patient, sweet-natured Icelandic Horse waits for its rider to arrive. I've always been afraid of horses, but no one could be afraid of these darlings. I hugged many horses in Iceland and loved every one of them.
Larger than a Shetland but smaller than a quarter horse, Icelandics are pleasant, patient, and purebred... the government has laws against importation of any other breed to this small island nation.
I now have a Facebook friend in southern Alberta who has a ranch for Icelandic horses near the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. I've told her not to be surprised if I suddenly show up for some horse hugs.

Posted for Camera Critters, hosted by Misty Dawn. Thanks, Misty. Hugs to you, too, and a special hug for your baby.

Also posted for Pet Pride, hosted by the Pets Forever blog in Mumbai, India. Thank you, and a wag and a happy "woof" from Lindy to Bozo.

"My rider will be along any minute. I'm so excited."

"But I'm not so excited that I can't have a little nap while waiting."

Photos by Richard Schear, March/April 2014

10 comments:

Susan said...

I can imagine the good vibes.

RedPat said...

Very cute!

eileeninmd said...

Sweet horse, wonderful photos. Have a happy weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
They are appealing - you could use that old fashioned trick of climbing on from a 'mounting block'. I'd be snoozing in that spring sunshine too! YAM xx

Sherry Blue Sky said...

They are adorable, Kay!

Carola Bartz said...

Such a cute horse, waiting patiently. I do like horses, although I never went through a real horse phase as so many girls did (and still do, I imagine).

Jo said...

Oh Kay, I should visit Iceland or your friend's ranch to try and bond with these dear horses. Although I love all animals, including horses, I was always and still am afraid of horses. This didn't stop me in the mid-nineties though, to ride a huge stallion for 43kms across the Free State maize fields in a fun ride! Hope you, Dick and dear Lindy are doing well and having a great weekend. Jo xxx

Mara said...

I have never been too close to horses either, but these look really friendly!

Julie said...

I love horses and love the shots, they look so sweet natured.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love our neighbour's horses!