Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Do not feed or pet the horses!


Good advice. And never look a gift horse in the mouth!

19 comments:

Randy said...

What no carrots or apples. Darn.

Kate said...

They must be horses of a different color; cannot imagine not feeding them goodies.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

How funny! I wonder why? Maybe they were overindulging on sugar cubes.

Linda said...

Awwww....I would love to at least pet them. :) Great photo, Lowell.

cieldequimper said...

Sound advice. I remember a horse that died from diabetes like this.

llandudnopictures said...

I'm guessing, by the lack of horses, that photographing them is banned too?! ;-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder if that was a problem, i.e. people stopping to feed someone else's horse.

Cezar and Léia said...

:(
but...can we take pictures, right?
:)
Léia

magiceye said...

Where are the horses?

Sharon said...

I wonder what prompted the need for that sign. I like your advice the best.

Judy said...

I understand perfectly. That can become a problem if the area has a lot of foot traffic. I once caught a teenager on my horses back in the corral. I was not a happy camper.

Small City Scenes said...

Good advice. You pet-you get bit-I get sued!!! Not that my horses would bit you----but then again. MB

RedPat said...

I can imagine that you wouldn't want people feeding junk to your horses, especially the high-end horses you have down there.

Linda said...

I would like to at least pet them. I can understand the feeding part, as people sometimes give unhealthy things. By the way, Lowell, the photo in my blog post was a family of young deer. I can see, though, how one would think they were something else, as they were kind of far from me even though I zoomed in on them. Guess they were spooked by the upcoming heavy rain. :)

Karl Demetz said...

Do not feed the horses? Ok, I understand... but... do not pet the horses? Why not, are they toxic???


EG CameraGirl said...

UH oh! Okie dokie, but I hate eating an apple in front of a hungry horse.

Kay said...

I was taking pictures of some (beautiful!) shire draft horses here and two people from the farm came racing out to make sure that I wasn't feeding them. They've had lots of problems. People have fed them all kinds of junk, probably whatever they happened to have in their car. I'm guessing that two day-old tuna sandwiches, french fries, stale pizza don't agree with horses. And much like my labrador, horses are always hungry and always eat whatever's on offer.

RedPat said...

The beaver is on the coat-of-arms since it is the official animal of Canada. And you're right, it probably stems from the fur trade which was a major industry when the country was first settled.

tapirgal said...

Bummer.

"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