Horses In The Surf

Saturday, on a trip to the Outer Banks, Motor Man and I saw something so beautiful: horses in the surf.

2 black horses in surf 10-4-2014 1-33-15 PM

And what an amazing sight it was.

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Although we’ve often seen horses down by the ocean, this is the first time we’ve seen them actually in the water. These two stood so close together, at first glance, it looks to be just one horse.

2 black horses 10-4-2014 1-33-03 PM

When we first came up on them, there were four in the group.

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As we sat parked in our vehicle, well outside the required 50 foot distance from the horses (me hanging out the window, taking pictures), Motor Man noticed this beauty running across the dune to join the group of four.

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She walked right in front of our vehicle.

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And then there were five.

five 10-4-2014 1-58-07 PM

When we drive up to Corolla to see the horses, we don’t always see them on the beach.  Saturday’s weather, along with the strong surf, made for some excellent photo ops.

And, no, I won’t tell you how many pictures I took.

~These Days Of Mine~

28 responses to “Horses In The Surf

  1. Oh My Goodness – it doesn’t get any better than that! They are just BEAUTIFUL!! Surf, Sand, and Horses – and a clear day! Definitely worth the early start to your day.

  2. Love those big waves….obviously the horses did too!


  3. WOW…Beautiful!! Definitely candidates for next years calendar:)

  4. Such beautiful pictures, especially “running”. Love to see them.

  5. So lovely. I especially adore the first photo. You should publish a book.

  6. These are some of the most beautiful of the pictures you’ve taken and that’s saying a lot. Your horses knew you were coming to take their pictures!!

  7. Amazing!!! You captured their majesty!!

  8. Working on that trip! Even if the horses are hiding I am working on it!!!

  9. Spectacular photos Diana! Thanks so much for posting these – makes me feel like I’m right there on the beach too!

  10. Beautiful, beautiful!

  11. Love, love, love! So gorgeous, those horses in the surf. Pretty girl running on the beach, she’s my favorite.

  12. Wow! Beautiful pics. Love horses! Ellie

  13. Fantastic! You must have been soooo excited and I am breathless just looking at your pictures. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Thank you for special photos today!

  15. Wow you got some great shots! Horses get frisky when the weather turns cooler. The water is still warm so not surprised they are getting in some of the seasons last swimming days!

  16. Well.. as your archivist, that number will be revealed to me eventually 😉
    & I think you could have your own calendar by now… easily !

  17. Oh My Gosh! Gotta love the shot of the horse flying across the sand to be with the “herd”! Must have felt left out!!! Some very nice shots of the beach bums.. er.. horses 🙂

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a joy these pictures are! Everything is perfect in them, weather, ocean, and sky! Amazing!!!

  19. Beautiful!

  20. Wow, how magical. Mummy wishes she could have seen that in person 🙂

  21. Gorgeous!!!!! I am so envious! Glad you got to enjoy such a great opportunity! Have a great week-end!

  22. Wow! What a thrill to see these horses on the beach and in the surf. The one running towards you is just fantastic.

  23. Beautiful pics!! We saw some wild horses this summer on our trip to Beaufort, NC and Shackleford Banks!

  24. That’s the nice thing about digital, you can shoot all you want. You did get some great shots, and the horses look so beautiful in the sunshine and surf. You may need to put a sign on your Jeep so the horses know not to get too close. 🙂

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