Tuesday, February 23, 2010

HITS - scenes for horse lovers






31 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

The HITS really is a photo op -- Nice shots, although I particularly like the one of the guy putting on a horseshoe. Can I borrow that horseshoe for the next time I play poker?

Paula said...

I think you love horses - and it really shows. These are some of your very best, Jacob.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I'm not the horse lover in my family, that title goes to my mom! I'm kinda scared of 'em, but they're beautiful to look at & more importantly, take pictures of... lots & lots of pictures!

Leif Hagen said...

Those are fabulous horse photos! I really like the photo of the young kids with their helmets and horses! I just hope Frank is very careful changing the horseshoe!

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful set. You should be shooting the photos for a horse lovers magazine. That last shot....really a magnificent example.

magiceye said...

excellent captures!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

I loved this post seriously !! Great Horses !! I liked the first shot very much !!

Small City Scenes said...

Nice nice pictures.
Boy it sure brings back memories .

Love the farrier shot. My husband was a horseshoer for many years.

My fav pic is the very last one. Handsome horse. Aren't they just so wonderful. MB

Olivier said...

un beau reportage, les chevaux sont magnifiques. Je pourrais pas faire maréchal-ferrant , j'aurais trop peur que le cheval me donne un coup de pattes

VP said...

I'm not so keen on horses but I like very much this new streak: you are showing us a fascinating part of the real Ocala and your images are absolutely great!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures, but I'm so impressed with the size of the horse in that first shot, it's huge.Maybe those girls are petite that's the reason for this contrast. :)
The last close up is really adorable!
Léia

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful!

Bibi said...

Very, very nice photos. I can feel the horse's warm, flat cheek in the last photo, and his velvety muzzle.

Gordon said...

Fantastic coverage of the event (on this and previous posts) - great photos!

Jim Klenke said...

Love the shots, I would be in awe watching everyone go about their business.

About your question about politics. Our local Democratic party is running 3 local candidates in the primary. One is the County Chair up for re-election. They all are running unopposed in the primary at least. Check the county website for an idea of how good our county chairperson is. kcdemocrats.org

B SQUARED said...

That first horse is huge. My entire knowledge of horses consists of feeding one end and avoid the other.

JM said...

Great post, Jacob! Also like the previous dog and horse posts, the photos are wonderful!

Irina said...

Hourses are fantastic beautiful creatures and your photos are so juicy and colorful!

Bob Poris said...

Ocala claims to be the horse capital of the USA and has many large and small horse farms.

Louis la Vache said...

LOL at B Squared!

Jacob, you KNEW MB would love this post!

Lois said...

Some of the handsomest horses I have ever seen!

magicpolaroid said...

very nice photos Jacob!

Jarart said...

And you know who we are by now. So beautiful. I'll bet the owner would love to have that last one, the portrait of the bay horse. The one of the head gear on the fence was wonderful too! Thank you, thank you, Jacob.

cieldequimper said...

I just love that second shot, it says so much. Lovely horsy post!

Daryl said...

Such magnificent creatures ...

Per Stromsjo said...

That final portrait is quite something. Good horse-sense is hard to come by these days!

Trillian said...

Beautiful horses and fantastic photos!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Wow! Wow! What a great set of pictures. Those are beautiful. I bet you could sell them if you wanted.

Kate said...

Super photos, Jacob.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I will be sending this link to my horse-loving friends! Great shots.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Yes, you really DO live in horse country!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson