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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 27th March, 2013)

Dobbin


Dobbin
Parson's Meadow, Newtown.

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D700 with Nikon 16-35mm F/4 AF-S VR)
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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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