Dobbin by Dave (Oy) (Nikon D700 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S VR)
Parson's Meadow, Newtown.
Comment by Alan (0n Van Isle) on 27th March 2013 at 02:06
Almost a flash from my early childhood. My family lived in Newtown and my dad owned a horse called Dobbin. Our Dobbin was all brown in colour but of similar breed to this one.
Comment by Lizzie down under on 27th March 2013 at 02:29
What a lovely photo Dave, love to get a brush to his mane.....cheers!!
Comment by Helen on 27th March 2013 at 07:24
Lovely fellow....How did I know his name was Dobbin before the caption came up !
Comment by Maureen Andrews on 27th March 2013 at 08:05
Dave,what a lovely shot,he's beautiful.
Comment by cullie on 27th March 2013 at 08:59
mankey old nag looks like its seen better days.
Comment by Mick on 27th March 2013 at 09:54
If I left my horse chained up on that piece of land somebody would come along and cut the chain and bugger off with the it.
Comment by henry7 on 27th March 2013 at 09:55
Beautiful horse. Hope he's being well looked after in this cold weather.
Comment by Dave (Oy) on 27th March 2013 at 09:57
cullie - spot on! The horse doesn't look too bad though :)
Comment by Margaret Wall on 27th March 2013 at 10:09
I don't know a lot about caring for a horse but it seems to me that this horse isn't looked after properly.For a start, his halter looks too tight, which will be causing him discomfort.
He is lovely and should be cherished!
Comment by Catherine on 27th March 2013 at 12:04
Lizzie, that was my first thought too! A good bit of grooming would do him a world of good.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 27th March 2013 at 12:23
Dave, I`ve noticed on my travels that some horses have "jackets" on in the fields when the weather is cold. The older and hardier horses, like Dobbin here, don`t have any.
I`ve also noticed that young people are very scantily clad in very cold weather, as at present, whilst us old `uns are well muffled up. Strange, eh!
Comment by pat on 27th March 2013 at 14:24
Interesting pose - obviously likes the attention, lovely photo.
Comment by Ellen on 27th March 2013 at 17:03
Nice horse,he looks friendly. If he gets some proper care soon, he won't be a "mankey old nag"!
Comment by mac on 27th March 2013 at 18:26
He's beautiful, windswept and natural. Great photo Oy.
Comment by Margaret Wall on 27th March 2013 at 18:47
Further to my previous comment about his halter being too tight, I have zoomed in on it to get a better look and I think it's seriously tight.
Sometimes the halters are just left on from being foals, with no adjustments as the head grows, causing it to dig deep into the flesh.
I apologise if I'm wrong but the well being of that poor horse comes first.
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