Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks

I Seem to Meet Horses Almost Everywhere I Walk

Horses seem to be everywhere I walk in my part of California. I see them on small farms and next to wineries. People buy horse properties to have them accessible at home. Even when I leave my county I meet them. They are all over rural California. California is horse country. Sometimes my horse encounters are completely unexpected, as in the photo below. Read more about the unexpected horse encounter in the photo below.

Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks
Horses Encountered in a Dry Creek, © B. Radisavljevic

 

Miniature Horses I Have Met

Until I moved to Templeton, I had never seen a miniature horse. Since I started walking the country roads in areas with horse properties, I’ve met a couple of them. Here’s one of them,  trying to get his nose through the fence.

Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks
Miniature Horse with Nose Through Fence, © B. Radisavljevic

Here’s another, happily grazing.

Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks
Miniature Horse, © B. Radisavljevic

It’s interesting to see horses of normal size interacting with a miniature horse friend.I was happy to capture a video of this interaction on one walk.

 

Horses at Work and at Rest

Sometimes I see horses at work, like these pulling the trolley shuttle in Solvang. The shuttles add charm to this laid back small city in the Santa Ynez Valley not far from Santa Barbara. Tourists come from north and south to shop here, have a meal, or just absorb the Danish atmosphere. It’s not hard to walk around the Danish town, but the trolley offers narrated tours.

Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks
Horse-Drawn Trolley in Solvang, © B. Radisavljevic

Usually when I see horses on my walks, though, they are resting. They sometimes run away when they see me, but sometimes they are curious enough to come check me out. The two below did not get very close. I had to use my zoom to capture them.

Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks
Horses under Oak Tree, © B. Radisavljevic

These quarter horses from Seven Chips in Paso Robles made a pretty picture with the blooming trees in the background.  I had to  zoom in again, since the equines weren’t close to the road. Later they did come closer.

Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks
Quarter Horses at Seven Chips in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief tour of California horse county. Here’s one last shot.

Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks

 

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6 thoughts on “Horses I Meet on My Photo Walks

  • July 10, 2016 at 1:38 pm
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    I love them too. They are such energy levelers and good friends 🙂

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    • July 11, 2016 at 3:13 am
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      I love watching them. I learned that riding is not for me. The horse’s will was much stronger than mine.

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  • July 11, 2016 at 4:50 am
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    You’re lucky to capture these images up close. They are lovely. The miniature horses are so cute. Gave me a pretty picture of California as the horse country. Thank you, Barbara!

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    • July 16, 2016 at 9:07 am
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      The miniature horses are my favorites, too. The full size horses intimidate me a bit.

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  • January 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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    Love these photos. Horses are such magnificent creatures.

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    • January 22, 2017 at 7:21 am
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      Dawn, they are indeed. I love looking at them, but I’ve never been good at riding them.

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