Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 27th March, 2013)
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.
What a lovely photo Dave, love to get a brush to his mane.....cheers!!
Lovely fellow....How did I know his name was Dobbin before the caption came up !
Dave,what a lovely shot,he's beautiful.
mankey old nag looks like its seen better days.
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.
Beautiful horse. Hope he's being well looked after in this cold weather.
cullie - spot on! The horse doesn't look too bad though :)
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!
Lizzie, that was my first thought too! A good bit of grooming would do him a world of good.
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!
Interesting pose - obviously likes the attention, lovely photo.
Nice horse,he looks friendly. If he gets some proper care soon, he won't be a "mankey old nag"!
He's beautiful, windswept and natural. Great photo Oy.
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.