More Horses…

Yes, I admit to being horse-crazy. Oftentimes, that obsession strikes girls at a young age. For me, it happened many years decades later.

These photos are from our most recent trip to the Corolla/Carova area of the Outer Banks.  Once again, it was a beautiful day. As we were riding around on one of the side roads just off the beach and rounded a turn, we heard a loud noise; it almost sounded like someone screaming.

Soon we realized the sound we heard wasn’t made by humans. Yes, they’re responsible for all that dust in the air. This picture reminds me of a scene from an old western.

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Although my camera is never far from reach, it seemed to take forever to get it aimed in the direction of the horses. I can never remember how to quickly set it to record, so I was recording this video with my cell phone in my left hand, and taking pictures with my camera in my right hand. (I am a Gemini, after all....) Motor Man was also recording with the Go-Pro, but it was very similar to this, and trimming it to include in this post gave me some technical difficulties.*

I apologize that portions of the video are shaky, and I left the audio (including the camera clicks) so as not to delete the sound the horses were making.

At the beginning of the video, you may have noticed the cattle egret on the back of one of the horses.  It flew away when things got heated, but waited patiently on the sidelines, then returned once it was safe.

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Oops, this “discussion” isn’t over quite yet. I love  both front legs off the ground.

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A little sidestepping…

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Guess they settled it, at least for now.

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 You just never know what we’ll see when we head to the beach. That’s why the camera(s) must always be within easy reach.

*Thanks, Marshall, for the video editing.

~These Days Of Mine~

12 responses to “More Horses…

  1. I loved this, Dianna! The egret on the horse’s back is so funny. Great video!

  2. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Pictures and video are great, Dianna. I am like you I did not become interest in horses until later in life. Will be sharing pictures soon of stay at Corolla with my BFF and her husband. Lots of horses lots of fun.

  3. It turned out great !
    I don’t think I’d want to be any closer when they start rearing up like that !
    Glad they managed to settle things without injury !

  4. Glad you were able to share it with us as well.

  5. Great photos and video……those two “guys” rough-housing makes me wonder what the big deal was! Private guy stuff I’m sure!


  6. oh my word…your photos and video are amazing. We didn’t see the activity you did. i expect too many folks out or the time of day. My goodness your 4 wheeler had paid for itself in quadruple with these photos.
    Thanks to Sammy/Pam for directing you to us and you direction us to you.
    we’ll be back. I see you are a cat lover too.
    Hugs madi and Mom aka cecilia

  7. Omg, blood chilling horse scream. I don’t think I have heard other than the movies–it was chilling. Thank goodness it was short lived, no horses were hurt, and no hard feelings! Great horse sharing! Those Bird Buddies are just crazy! I have loved horses since c I was old enough to say horsey, but have enjoyed your newfound pleasure in one of the most beautiful creatures on earth!

  8. Wonderful pictures and video–and I loved the egret on the horse’s back.

  9. I love it! And the egret is perfect!!! Loved the sounds and the camera clicks ! You are quite the photographer and videographer!

  10. Horses are such elegant animals. Love them too! You did a good job capturing them!

  11. WOW – Wonderful video and pics. The egret knew when to flee and then when it was safe to return. I’ll bet it had witnessed the ‘tiff’ before.

  12. Great pictures and videeohhh! That little egret is a brave bird… and persistent!

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