Posts Tagged ‘horses’

Horses on the beach

Actually they were trotting sulkies we saw on our beach walk this morning.  The rain threatened but kept away for the duration.  The sun shone and even felt warm at times, although the southerly also made its presence felt.  Hats and gloves were needed for walkers, but the horses were warmed by their exercise.  It’s months since we’ve seen horses on the beach.  I guess it depends on the tides.  Today the high tide was well past and there was plenty of firm sand to walk or trot on.

They trotted past us at a pace
enjoying their shoreline race

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To see horses crossing Barbadoes Street is unusual.  I grabbed my camera and followed them along the river.


These horses usually live in Marshland Road, and had come into town to give some children a ride.  They were now being offered a chance to cool off in the river.  I did wonder whether pollution in the water might  be harmful to them.

The horses’ owner was called Richie, and I think he’s Richard Hayden, who has previously seen in town with horses.  Certainly the ponies and dog look the same.

“A horse is not a common sight
to have them near was a delight.”


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A surprising sight in Geraldine was this horse drawn cart.

Gypsy Vanner #2 (Small)

The horse, which was like a small Clydesdale is a breed called Gypsy Vanner.  The pair are on a trek from North Cape to Bluff, to celebrate  50 years since the Hare Krishna movement came to the west.  I wondered where they would sleep, especially with rain forecast.

“It’s quite amazing who you meet
when walking down a country street.”


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