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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.

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

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

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And with Motor Man, too.

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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?

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

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Casey was enjoying the hay she was giving him.

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And the nose rubs.

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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~

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