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Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

The lovely Hope* The Happy Hugger has started a new challenge – Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge!

This is quite the challenge for me as I don’t have any pets. However, not wishing to exclude the sadly petless, she has indicated that any pictures of animals will be okay, so here are a couple of pictures of some horsies. I’m sorry that the horsies are so far away, but I was worried that they might come a-chargin’ at me. I don’t know if horsies are the type of animal that go a-chargin’ at people but I didn’t want to take any chances.

Horses at Colliford Lake


Horse at Colliford

Another horsie

This horsie looks about ready to attack! Fortunately it’s not as close as it looks – I used the zoom on my little point-and-click camera. Phew!

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago at Colliford Lake, Cornwall, which is 40 miles from where I live. I had a couple of days off so I took a little trip.

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  1. September 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    No, horses are NOT the kind of animals that go a-chargin’ at people ๐Ÿ™‚ That would be bulls, or even sheep, but not horses. They are however, likely to run away if you get close and they don’t trust you — so for the sake of taking pictures, sometimes it’s better to keep back anyway or all you get is their butts as they head off to greener pastures.


    • September 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      I kinda figured that might be the case (though you never know!). I didn’t want to scare them either, and a little way along the shore some people were walking a dog. The last thing I wanted was to spook the horses in the direction of the dog.
      I do tend to shy away from large animals, no matter how harmless I believe them to be, however ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. September 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Pretty. Ponies or horses? They look pretty happy ๐Ÿ™‚


    • September 11, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      I think they’re probably ponies. They looked fairly “wild”, like the ponies you see roaming Dartmoor in Devon.


  3. September 12, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Turkeys will come charging and attack, so will geese. You are safer with the ponies.


    • September 12, 2013 at 6:22 am

      I know full well to stay away from geese. The thing is I’m wary of animals larger than myself.
      Quite a few people get crushed in the countryside every year ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      That’s by cows though. And tractors.


  4. September 12, 2013 at 5:48 am

    They are beautiful. Thank you Dr Ali, for taking part, I really appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚


    • September 12, 2013 at 6:23 am

      Thank you for posting the challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. September 19, 2013 at 12:52 am

    very picturesque ๐Ÿ™‚


    • September 19, 2013 at 6:28 am

      It was! A lovely spot for a walk to enjoy the view and watch the horses.


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