Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Kids & Horses



Sunday was a very pretty day, and we took advantage of it. My older son was home from college for a visit, and our family had fun going all over town (can you say Spring Fever?). On the way home, we drove through Shelby Farms, which is "one of the largest urban parks in America", according to this entry on our county government's website. There are 4500 acres to roam, and always something fun going on. On any given day, you will see people biking, flying kites, riding in paddle boats, or riding horses.

Shelby Farms has a fairly large stable area, and you can purchase feed cubes for the older horses. Not only did we have fun feeding the horses, but also watching the people around us, particularly the little ones. Kids and animals just seem to naturally go together, don't they?

This young man was standing right next to us, and had the most gentle way with the horses...and they seemed to love him right back. He seemed particularly fond of this horse, and seeing them interact was a highlight of our day.
I know that a lot of you enjoy "people pictures" as much as I do, and I have some more very sweet, special ones to share with you again tomorrow.

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15 comments:

Rambling Round said...

I bet it was difficult for this pair to part!

Annie said...

Once my grandson, age 3 at the time) ran like a wild one right for the lake there. His mother ran like a wild one right after him, caught his shirt just before he went under. Oh, that boy!

brian said...

very nice photos, and yes, i do think children and animals just seem to 'go together' or have some kind of connection... wonderful pics...

Dusty Lens said...

Kids and animals, they go hand in hand. Great people pics, by the way. A perfect portrait.

This is something I avoid as I am usually disapointed with my results. I guess I don't have the knack for capturing people at the right time.

come to think of it, some of my typical shots fall short too. my Tuesday post was an example of a dud. ah well, ongoing learning by trial and error.

Lynette said...

What wonderful, wonderful photos of memories being made. You can just see the communication going on here. And before I forget, I love the photo of your Miss Daisy.

Jim said...

I think horses dont like me, they always turn away. Nice pictures.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photographs. I like the interaction between the two also. Nice to see.

smilnsigh said...

Very precious photos. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Miss Mari-Nanci

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Clueless in boston said...

Great photos of the farm and the horses. The young boy certainly looks like he is smitten with the horse.

George Townboy said...

Fantastic photos! I know horses love alfalfa hay cubes!

PAT said...

Andrea, the photos are wonderful. What a great place to visit!

Pat

Joy said...

I've only ever ridden a horse once. I must learn to ride.

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Thiên said...

That is so sweet!