Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Sandy, Diego and the Thoroughbred Colt

Yesterday Dad and I were delivering and wrapping bales of haylage for some customers and I could not resist photographing some of their gorgeous animals. This is Sandy the Golden Retriever.

He liked back scratches.

Then there's Diego the little terrier.

Can someone give him a tummy rub, please?

And out in the field with his mother was this amazing Thoroughbred colt.

At three months old he's already a professional poser.

He's also got some of the best ear fluff I have ever seen.

Thank you to Hugh and Ciaran for letting me photograph their animals.

Monday, 24 July 2017

The Stables

I visited Fergal's stables on Saturday afternoon. At home it was dry, but by the time I arrived the heavens had opened, so I decided to photograph the horses and ponies in the stables while I waited for the rain to stop. Bow, who I met last time, was finishing box rest.

Khyser had a helpful nameplate on his stable door.

This one was enjoying lunch.

Honey was having a walk in the rain.

I met an adorable little pony called Banjo.

Red was very relaxed.

Red's next door neighbours (no pun intended).

Joe was about to be tacked up.

The yard cats made an appearance.

Finally the rain seemed to have eased off and so I made for the fields. On the way I took this picture of Max and his proud owner.

This horse was grazing next to the lane.

I walked across a field and met some horses on the other side of the fence.

These two seemed to be the best of friends and were very sweet.

At last I was at Fergal's field. Conker was waiting at the gate.

This horse was munching happily.

Fergal was handsome as usual.

While I was photographing Fergal, the other horses in the herd demanded attention.

I had a very enjoyable visit, even with the rain. A huge thank you to the horses and ponies for being such good sports.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

A Walk With Bart & Pip

Bart the blind pet lamb is growing bigger and braver by the day. When he was little he was too scared to venture outside, but now he just loves to go on walks around the yard.

But first, a hoof scratch.

There are implements and trailers to sniff.

(Oh my, that trailer needs a clean under there.)

Pip joined us on our walk. She's been mothering Bart since day one.

Bart is fearless of dogs thanks to Pip's gentleness.

Sometimes on our walks Bart wanders off and gets lost - but call his name and he'll come running.

Good lad, Bart.