Daily Archives: December 7, 2016

A Horse, A Carriage, A New Little Friend

Our little town really comes alive this time of year with all the Christmas festivities.  Saturday, there was a Christmas Craft Market, an antique show and sale as well as a homes tour.

A couple of friends and I toured the homes, then Motor Man met me downtown for a horse and carriage ride. We’ve done many carriage rides in other areas, but had never taken one in Smithfield.

The horse was a Percheron, and his name is Casey.  Does he look especially tall to you?  According to our driver, Casey is the second tallest horse in the world.  19 1/2 hands.


It was a beautiful day for a ride through our historic town.


After the ride,  Casey agreed to have his picture taken with me.


And with Motor Man, too.


Along with Motor Man and me on our ride was a mom and her little girl. And this little girl does love her some horses….

I took soooo many pictures of her, and her mom graciously gave me permission to share.  I ask you: is this love?


I’m glad I don’t have to choose a favorite, but this one would be in the running:


Casey was enjoying the hay she was giving him.


And the nose rubs.


I told Motor Man later that this was so much fun, perhaps I should consider childrens photography.

But only if Casey would consider moonlighting as my ‘prop’.

~These Days Of Mine~