Wednesday Wander - Horse

Imaginative title - yes I know… well it's the country and it's a horse and it's early morning (well not that early as daylight savings hadn't happened yet)… But I thought I would share a photo or 2 of Blue - that's the horse - because I am actually afraid of horses (and birds but that's another story)… I have had 3 encounters earlier in my life that kinda scared me… In primary school my sister and I would walk ourselves to school and back. In those days (the late 70's) - not every suburban block was built to the hilt with McMansions, there were paddocks / empty blocks of land… Imagine… And sometimes there were horses… So I used to save my apple from school (tsk tsk) and on the way home I would feed it to the local horse. Well one day it decided to try and eat my hand too… There was no blood, but lots of tears followed by an explanation to my Mum and a lecture about me not eating apples… Horse Story 2 was on a Brownies camp - at a horse riding stable where we slept in wagons (that bit was good) and a horse that didn't want me on it's back - well you can guess the rest, needless to say it gave me an early experience in rodeo horse riding that I didn't appreciate… Finally Horse Story 3 was when I was about 20, a few friends decided to go on a horse riding day, my horse again didn't like me on it's back, when all the other horses were led to a small dam / lake to drink, mine decided to roll over and go for a swim with me still on it…. So for me to get up close to horses and photograph them is a big thing…