Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for Horses

H is for Horses
North San Luis Obispo County is definitely horse country. I meet a lot of horses while on my photo walks. Some are owned by people who can keep them at home. Others are in horse farms. There are many horse ranches, breeders, and stables in Paso Robles, Templeton, and Atascadero. You will also find many equestrian-related businesses to serve those with horses. That has given me several opportunities to photograph horses, since I seem I find them everywhere I go. 

The horse in the photo above was discovered in the new barn behind Epoch Estate Wines tasting room on York Mountain Road many years ago just after York Mountain Winery was sold to Epoch. The horses below were found a year years back hitched to this tree during Day in the Shade, an annual art event at Templeton Park. There are people who ride around town.

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Horses Hitched to Tree at Templeton Park,© B. Radisavljevic

The horses below appeared in a dry creek near the end of Twelve Oaks Drive. I had always wondered where it ended and decided to find out one day. When I got to a bridge, I spotted a group of horses. These are some of them. You can read more about my unexpected horse encounter here and see some of the other photos from that day. 

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Horses in Rural Paso Robles,© B. Radisavljevic

Another day I was exploring a rural neighborhood south of Charolais Road off South River Road and saw these horses.

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Horses Under Oak Tree in Rural Paso Robles Neighborhood, © B. Radisavljevic

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This horse does find  the grass greener on the other side of the fence. © B. Radisavljevic

On another walk I was exploring East Union Road and saw these lovely horses grazing at on a property with a sign that read Seven Chips Quarter Horses. See more of my photos from that walk here. It was March and the blooming trees made the perfect background.

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Seven Chips Quarter Horse on Union Road © B. Radisavljevic

One of my most popular posts on horses was "A Miniature Horse." As I was searching the original files for a photo that showed the difference in size between a horse and a miniature horse, I found this and I uploaded it for you to see. I love the way the horses interact here. Enjoy.

Do you love miniature horses? Here are some ways to express that.

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This is my eighth post for the 2016 AtoZchallenge, a Blogging Challenge for the month of April, 2016. My theme is Things You Can See or Experience in North San Luis Obispo County. Here are links to the other posts if you missed them.

A is for Acorn
B is for Barney Schwartz Park
C is for Cattle in Wine Country
D is for Dark Star Cellars
E is for Electric Wires
F is for Family Farms
G is for Graveyard Vineyards

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