Tuesday, February 5, 2013

No Horsin' Around!


After this passed weekend's debaucle, Ron and I decided to take in
something a little more calming and soothing for the soul.


Down the road there are some horse stables,
that are owned by our next door vet.


From this vantage point along the Salt Marsh Trail, <<click
we can get fairly close for some photos
without disturbing these beautiful creatures.


I stood on guard as Ron snapped away.
You can see behind me this frozen inlet,


The vet's home is quite lovely, very quaint with plenty of space for the horses to run.


The horse's silhouette is quite striking.


I have my eye on these one's which seem to be feeding.
Food? Hello!


Everything was very nonchalant and relaxing here today.


The horses didn't seem fazed in the least with our presence.


I suspect they are used  to walkers, bikers, joggers and dogs
slipping by on a regular basis.
No threats, so idyllic and peaceful, this existence
and
it's just around the corner from my house.
How lucky am I!

48 comments:

  1. I love horses, think I was suppost to be a ranch hand kind of dog!
    ~Ryker

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    1. You would fit perfectly in this place Ryker or anywhere where horses live. I can see you now, zipping all over the place.

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  2. That is a great time you had together! I took a lot of photos this past summer in the country areas and ran across many horses. I find them extremely friendly. Most of them would come right up to me, and I was so thrilled! They are incredibly beautiful animals, and I simply adore them. You make interesting friends everywhere you go, Sophie. Did the horses share any food with you? :)

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    1. We drive passed these beautiful creature every time we go to Conrad's Beach...so today we decided to stop and jaunt down the Trail a few feet and take pictures. I love the view here even from the main road. I'm going to try telephoto lens from far away and get some cool pics one of these days!
      No food sharing these days....Sophie has a sad face...emoticonish!

      Ron

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  3. Horses can be so graceful and personable. So beautiful.
    What a great trail to be so near your home. We too have a marsh, but no access to it other than maybe a canoe. My experience with a canoe is not very dog friendly though.

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    1. The Trans Canada Trail is a godsend ever since many regional trains were given the kibosh. Yes, many of these trails were railway lines, so they are now converted to hiking trails and with one behind our house practically...well...we visit it a lot. The parking lot at Lawrencetown Beach has the Trail running through it, so yes we do use it frequently!!As for canoeing, well Sophie would have us tipped in no time flat, so that won't be on our agenda any time too soon. I tried kayaking, when she was a pup and that was a howling catastrophe...she wanted to save me...such a sweetheart, maybe too much so sometimes!

      Ron

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  4. I see horses often---either at my agility lesson place or 1000 Acres. I don't think I was bred to herd them, but I can do a mean herding job on smaller animules.

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    1. Way to go Sage...maybe you could teach me your tricks!!

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  5. I never saw a horse up close, just far away. But, I did see a llama and a cow. I thought they were nice, especially the cow. I'm glad the horses were nice to you!

    Murphy & Stanley
    Growed Up Doods

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    1. Aren't cows wonderful...docile, inquisitive and mooey!!!!
      Llamas...well, I've seen them while traveling the roads but not up close yet!

      Maybe I'll try that this summer!

      Cheers M & S~~~GUD's

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  6. The ocean, great places to walk, and horses just down the road? Lucky you!
    Now I'm going to backtrack and find out what happened this weekend.

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    1. I thought you'd be impressed with the horses Terry. I bet you'd be able to explain a lot about their nature to us and make us feel a bit more at peace with these beautiful animals!
      Re: the passed w/e....chilling, relaxing and crashing today (no pun intended)!!

      Ron

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  7. the last shot is my most fav of this grouping. so great!! i enjoyed this walk today - thanks, for taking me along with ya Sophie. all that snow looks so chilly. ( :

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    1. Looks~~and Feels~~~so chilly is spot on correct!

      We are so used to it though, Beth....I suppose like you and your unfavourite weather! We grown with the cold ever since day 1, so we are acclimatized for sure and except it. Once you accept something then it's easier to move forward.

      The last photo put a smile on my face too....I tried to find another angle which included Sophie and the bay inlet, but couldn't quite get the whole area. I will be going back in the spring for more views.

      Take care
      Ron

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  8. Looks peaceful and idyllic -- just what everyone needs after your icy spin-out adventure yesterday!

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    1. The irony of all this, Debra is that the 360 was no more that 500 meters from these stables.I think that is why I decided to visit them and soak up some good vibes.

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  9. Look at little Sophie standing guard. Brave girl :)

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    1. Sophie is very BRAVE...she isn't afraid of anything it seems. This could get her in trouble some day when facing a wild animal or the likes...so we are always vigilant.

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  10. Hello Sophie and Ron,
    Hope you are both un-shook-a-doodled' now. It looks so idyllic and horses are so calming to watch. Saying that, with a pug that goes ballistic if he sees one on the television (our other two pugs did also and never at cows... strange!) We also live in horse-breeding-country and just behind our house, we love nothing more than to visit the new born fowls wobbling about!
    Ivan

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    1. You have given me an unbelieveable Doodle Idea....! I'll be working on it over the next couple weeks...I will let you know as soon as I finish it. NOw....

      Sophie grew up with horses at her daycare, so is aware of them...their monstrous bodies, smells, sounds and the naying! Today she barked a couple times, making her presence known. I calmed her down a bit and we continued on. The horses heard her and moved up the hill a bit, thusly my pictures seem so far away. Next time, in the spring, I will approach differently because I want to get close ups and I'll use my telephoto lens.

      We have a Pug, Max, living next door and he is a ball of fire keeping Sophie running up and down the fence line. Exercise, orally and physically...fine with me.

      Ron

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    2. Happy to give Doodle-inspired-ideas... (also that should read Foals obviously!!)
      :)

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    3. I was thinking you had a chicken farm out on the back 40 (acres)....you could handle that right!? :-)

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  11. Best of all, you don't have to drive on dangerous, icy roads! We love to see our horses, and yes, they're used to dogs, they just stare at us--or ignore us.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

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    1. Horses are so amazing...we weren't horse people/doggies at all...but since visiting our daycare farm we've learned a little bit about these gorgeous animals.
      Icy roads are clear now, but more coming on the weekend....hunker down time again!

      Ron and Sophie

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  12. Grrreat pics... Earm, ok: Horses are way to big for me... *is scarred* *ggg* But they look peacefull there.

    Are you two really ok???
    *huuugs*

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    1. I was/am still sometimes very wary of horses because I didn't grow up with them. I'm learning though, one step at a time, sweet Jesus, one step at time (some song)...Sophie is sort of OK...she being animal I guess.
      Peace and serenity from a distance!

      Ron

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  13. Your neighbor has a very nice facility! Of course I would love pictures of horses.

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    1. These are for YOU, Lori!! I knew you'd love these. These stables are on a hill overlooking the small inlet/salt marsh. We used to pick up bags of manure there when we first started gardening in the early 1990's. I went to university with the owner, our vet, and when I moved into my house and saw my old friend next door...I took a second look. Such a small world we all live in. Many horses are boarded here as well, so there is always a chance of seeing the horses on the hill/meadow and in the paddocks.

      Ron

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  14. Oh how peaceful, Sophie. And those horsies are big, aren't they? So glad you all got out and enjoyed yourselves.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. "CairnCuddlesOz"....perfect name sweetie!

      Yes...the peace and serenity was palpable...in the air...on the breezes!

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  15. Every time we think we have seen it all you come up with more beautiful pictures and places to go. Hope you and Pop Ron had a wonderful day
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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    1. I'm here to please and if you find brand new places and things to see here ~~~~~ then ~~~~~ I have succeeded.
      Licks!

      Sophie Doodle here!

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  16. Sophie you are so lucky to have horses just around the corner.
    You live in such a beautiful place!

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    1. I see these fellers quite often as I drive down to the beach...this time we decided to get out and get a little closer and enjoy the moment!!!

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  17. Another stunning glimpse of your idyllic location! Thanks.

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    1. We usually seek out idyllic places because it calms our souls!!!

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  18. LOL! It would not have been so peaceful had my boy Jimmy been there....Horses are for herding as far as he's concerned!

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    1. Sophie was vocal at first but then I calmed her down because it was disturbing the critters. Tell Jimmy to come along next time so I can nick their food...LOL!!

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  19. Wow! Stunning place. Love the photos.

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    1. We enjoy visiting this area and it's only just down the road!!

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  20. Wow - such gorgeous shots - so soothing.

    And I'm so happy to hear that you're all okay after skidding off the road. Winter driving isn't much fun when there's a lot of ice on the road.

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    1. Thanks Fiona~~~~time for Ron to be more careful ~~~~ he's chillaxin' ~~~~ nursing some aches and petting me ~~~ now ~~~~ that works for me, because I was in that car too!

      Sophie Doodle!

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  21. HI Sophie!
    You and the dads live in such a beautiful spot! I'm glad you had time to relax and chill.
    Horses are amazingly beautiful creatures, but my relationship with them is complicated. I'll probably get to some posts about horses in the future.
    Tomorrow I have to take my computer in to the Apple store. Terry accidentally dropped it checking into our hotel room several weeks ago. It has been making unhappy noises ever since and is sort of sprung apart in one corner. So I don't know if I'll be fixing it or getting a new one. Either way I may be off-line for a few days. :(
    Tell Ron that I haven't had time to get to Facebook yet. :(
    So little time, so much fun stuff to do!
    Is "chillaxin'" a Canadian expression? We had friends visiting from Toronto last summer who used that term, and also, chillaxed a lot. I could only handle it about five minutes at a time.
    I hope Ron's aches go away soon.
    You guys be careful!

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  22. I think you better get Mr.AppleMAN to fix your APPLE...nothing worse than a yucky APPLE...chillaxin has been around for short period.....chilling out + relaxing....short and sweet version chillaxing!!
    (I know your a teacher and everyone needs to speak the properly!!!) just teasing!!

    Hope your 'puter gets all fixed up!!!

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  23. Hey Ron and Soph! It's going to be a new computer for me ~ too expensive to be worth fixing this one. It's almost five years old, so I'm going to put my money into a new one. I'm excited about a new computer ~ not the $$$! I guess I'll be keeping my camera for a while. So little money! So many ways to spend it!

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    1. Millions of flips from me to you!!!

      Here's to your new 'puter!!

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