Sunday, 27 June 2010

Angel and her Foal

As we walked down one lane I could see the mare and her foal right across the field so I decided we would go round to the other lane and try for some video. As last time, by the time we reached the far side of the field there was not a thing in sight. Part of the field goes behind a house and they were in that section. We stood there for ages waiting patiently for a sighting. Nothing.

Our luck was in though. Trundling past us was Stan who turned out to be the owner of the horses and he lived in that very house. Stan invited us to go in his back garden to get a close look and then I could see the reason why the horses had not come in to sight. The foal was having a rest and Ma was staying close by.

Foal 2

It turned out that the mare's name is Angel but the foal has not been named yet. It was an ideal spot for photography as the horses were only a few feet away. Stan went in the field and the foal got to his feet.

Foal 1

You can hear voices on the video as there was another visitor having a close look.



The foal was very cautious and stayed close to mum but having got used to visitors after a short while he decided the best thing to do on a hot afternoon was to relax and soak up the sun. It had been really great to get a close look at the youngster and manage to capture a bit of video as well as some closer shots.

Foal 3

Afterwards Stan invited me to stay for a cuppa and we had a long chat before wending our way home.

All photos and video were captured with the Lumix TZ7.

16 comments:

  1. A delightfully charming encounter, well captured John.

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  2. Hard work, being a foal! He is a lovely little thing, isn't he? And Angel certainly has a long tail. Great video and photos today, John.

    cheers,
    Wilma

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  3. What a beautiful foal. He really is 'all legs' at the moment!

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  4. What a lovely encounter, and great pictures and video too John. And what a nice bloke Stan was, for letting you get so close to them.

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  5. Great video and photos. The foal is very cute and the mare obviously well trained. It was nice of the owner to not only take you in to his place but to give you a cup of tea as well.

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  6. Well that turned out to be just perfect timing for Stan to appear and invite you in :) Angel is a lovely name for the mare. Nice for you to become acquainted with the owner, and the lady sounded like she really enjoyed seeing the foal as well. Wonderful photos and video :)

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  7. Thank you Frank. It was great to get that much closer.

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  8. Thank you Wilma. It sure is hard work being a carefree youngster.

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  9. Hello Matron - they do look very gangly don't they.

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  10. Thank you Keith. Stan is one of those 'do anything for anybody' types who are such a rarity these days.

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  11. Thank you Mick. Stan is a nice chap and I've known him for a long time though not where he lived.

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  12. Thank you Glo. I have known Stan for donkey's years but didn't know where he had moved after he retired. The meeting couldn't have been better timed.

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  13. Really delightful John, I enjoyed the video and the photos. What a sweet little foal.

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  14. Pleased you also enjoyed the encounter Jan.
    Hope you are bearing up with this lovely, though exhausting, weather.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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