Wednesday, May 17, 2006

foal

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One of the more beautiful and hopeful signs of spring is when the mares and foals are turned out to pasture. There are many horse farms in northern Illinois, including large thoroughbred race horse operations.

What seemed like an interminable wet, cold and grey spring gives way to a perfectly clear and sunny sky. As the sun sets the light catches a mare grazing with her foal shadowing her every move.

4 comments:

Bryan said...

Beautiful! Great pic! I live in horse country (Lexington, KY) but I never tire of seeing these beautiful animals.

Peace.

srp said...

I have always loved horses; never had one and probably never will but this is beautiful.

Floridacracker said...

Lots of horses here with Ocala nearby. That is a beautiful shot.

pablo said...

Sweet as can be. I suppose you have to bridle train them early, but it just looks so wrong.