Feisty Gals On The Beach

Motor Man and I made a quick trip to the Outer Banks this weekend. The weather was perfect: gorgeous blue skies and warmish temps.

The beach was wide, smooth and, for much of the drive, we had it all to ourselves.

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We only saw five horses on this trip, but it was far from boring.  Four of the horses we saw included this stallion, on the right, and his harem of three. (Only one of the girls is visible in this picture.) This was in an area just off the beach road. I took this photo with my cell phone, so it isn’t really clear, but I do love the colors.

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As we watched, the girls made a turn towards the beach.

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But waited for the stallion before proceeding.

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We watched as they meandered around a sand fence and through the “yard” of  a beach cottage. Obviously, it wasn’t their first time in this neighborhood.

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Although we couldn’t take such a direct route as they did, we drove over by the ocean and watched as they walked down the beach.

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Just look at that woolly coat.

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And, then…..apparently the girls had a bit of a disagreement between themselves.  I took this video through the windshield, so it isn’t really sharp.  But it is interesting.  Be ready, because the action begins just seconds into the video:

We were amazed at how quickly the stallion, using only body language, sent his girls in the direction he wanted them to go.

Motor Man sighed and commented: “If only it were that easy in the human world”.

~These Days Of Mine~

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14 responses to “Feisty Gals On The Beach

  1. Lovely photos of the beach……and that video is cute – the “man of the house (beach?)” sure got the girls straightened out in a hurry. MM is right though – that RARELY happens with humans!

    Pam

  2. Looked like the girls wanted to do a little wading… interesting watching the stallion round them up. That is a beautiful beach.

  3. Wow! The sky is magnificent! I love the second to the last shot, the sky reflecting off the sand…beautiful.

  4. What a nice time on the beach. It was a glorious weekend, was it not?

  5. Beautiful pictures all – and the video with MM’s words say it all!

  6. Looks like a perfect day and you got some great pictures.

  7. I laughed at JR’s comment. lol

  8. Oh, Dianna! Knocked another one out of the park. The 2nd pic, the texture of the “cell phone quality” actually adds to the pic. It looks surreal.

    I am so yearning to go to the beach!

  9. He obviously had different plans for them !
    Great pics !

  10. I am glad that you could have a wonderful outing at the beach. I always enjoy seeing the horses and the ocean.

  11. It’s wonderful to see the storms didn’t harm the ponies. They are so enchanting.
    Your photos and movie is a joy to see. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I enjoy the ponies. Wonderful pics and I love MM comment.

  13. I’d say that stallion still has his hands full with those three!

  14. Ha!! I literally laughed out loud at MM’s comment! So true. Again, your beloved beach horses proved to be beautiful photograph models.

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