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Horse Sense

 

One reason why birds and horses are happy

is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. 

~Dale Carnegie

 

Out in the Holland countryside.

(before the snow melted!)

 

Horse Sense

 

One reason why birds and horses are happy

is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. 

~Dale Carnegie

 

Out in the Holland countryside.

(before the snow melted!)

 

comments (58)

  • Puna
  • Germany
  • 19 Jan 2011, 01:11
What a cute pony. I cannot resist horses!
Ginnie Hart: Horses are a work of art, aren't they, Puna. It's hard not to be in awe of them. Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Jan 2011, 01:35
She looks quite untroubled by snow on the ground, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, too, Ray. Some of us prefer the snow to summer's heat/humidity! smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippineschtnt
  • 19 Jan 2011, 03:52
Must be cold for him... and difficult to find grass to eat !
Ginnie Hart: She seemed to know what she was doing, Sidney, and apparently had no care in the world. I guess they have that 6th sense when it snows?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2011, 06:11
Nice wintery picture Ginnie: I think in the breeding season everything is trying to impress everyone actually...
Ginnie Hart: HA! You may be right, Chris. This horse, however, seemed to notice no one and had no care in the world. And, like in your image today, the sun was shining! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jan 2011, 07:06
I like very much your quotation! A lovely picture: a horse in the sea of snow, and it seems to have found some grass. Some horses we can see grazing on the Münsterland meadows (whereas sheep and pigs are in their stables), too, often covered with a warm cloth in order not to catch a cold, but they are hardened creatures what I admire!
Ginnie Hart: This was at Kinderdijk, Philine, on Christmas Day. I had so much fun watching her when I wasn't absorbed with the windmills. Horses are such strong, amazing creatures. Sometimes I pretend I'm a horse whisperer. smile When we were in Hannover for 2 years, half of every month, I would walk to the horse pastures and greet the horses. smile I, too, admire them.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jan 2011, 07:07
Those horses (the other one just walked out of the picture) had no clue we were there, they did what they did for a while, try to find some grass underneath the snow.
I noticed that on the little bridge, someone sat down and put on speed skates, to have a tour over the frozen canal.....
It was one beautiful first Christmas Day.
Ginnie Hart: It was a glorious day, MLMA. We'll never forget it. smile Bedankt.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jan 2011, 07:07
oops forgot... I love your quotes.... smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, they're not mine, of course, but they sure are fun to find. grin Bedankt.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 19 Jan 2011, 07:12
Such wisdom Ginnie, could the same apply to humans?
Ginnie Hart: I was also thinking photographers, Chad! smile
Lean pickings on the food front, charming image.
Ginnie Hart: I guess they know how to find what they're looking for, Martin? smile Thanks.
But they are, look at the feathers and the displays.

I won't even mention horses wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's what I thought, too, Bill. But only when they 'want some,' right? The rest of the time they behave. grin
this horse looks so strong...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Heather. It's hard not to admire her.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 19 Jan 2011, 07:49
awwww!!!!!!! this picture makes my heart sing!!!!!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. And that makes my heart sing, too! smile Thanks for the thought.
That message might have come straight from the 'horses mouth'
Ginnie Hart: It did, Richard. I was the one one paying attention. grin
  • Mroy
  • USA
  • 19 Jan 2011, 08:13
If only we could follow their examples, the world would be a better place.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Maria. I know!
Il est mignon mais il me donne froid.
Ginnie Hart: But the sunny day made the cold seem so much warmer, Olivier. smile
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 19 Jan 2011, 09:03
no deck on his back? Most horses have that in winter, I feel for this one
Ginnie Hart: She didn't seem to mind at all, Chantal. It was, after all, a gloriously sunny day. The sun always makes it seem warmer, even if it's not. smile
I don't know why, but the horses of scotland and holland look ultra cool!
Ginnie Hart: I'm starting to pay attention to that, too, VP. smile
Hello Ginnie,

I am of return and the health issue is to find and without danger.
thank you for your pleasant comment.

Still a beautiful photograph that you show us there.nice day Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: So glad to hear you're okay, Olivier!! And thank you kindly. Merci.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jan 2011, 10:06
Poor little chap - you always feel sorry for animals in this weather - I doubt if they find it pretty! Lovely scene though.
Ginnie Hart: When I see the sheep out in the snow with all their wool, Ingrid, I can't help but think they're the lucky ones. The horses? I don't know. This one seemed to have no worries in the world. I wonder?
A chilly night in the field one would think, perhaps waiting for the hay to arrive, and thinking humans always have excuses for not coping with winter weather smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, John. This one appeared to be a very happy chappy. It was freezing cold but we were happy, too, with the sun shining. smile
  • Didier
  • Belgium
  • 19 Jan 2011, 12:17
Poor little horse that needs to make do with frozen herbs! It's wonderful and snow rendering is perfect. Have a nice day, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I think she's just whetting her appetite, Didier. smile Merci.
A fine, crisp shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 19 Jan 2011, 13:25
That's a nice quote! And a great shot from the countryside. I love that, as you know.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm getting to know you, Fokkio. smile Bedankt.
Ha..Scrabbling about for a tasty bit..completely unbothered by the snow..Lovely.
Ginnie Hart: That's my take on it, too, Ron. She seemed totally in her element, without a care in the world. Thanks.
Ahhh bless. There was some grass down here somewhere. A bit the same as our visiting rabbit was. lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: She certainly seemed to know what she was doing, Janet. smile Thanks.
Beautiful light falling on the snow and grazing pony. Wonderful winter pastoral scene!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
A fine animal, no doubt rooting about for some grass.
Ginnie Hart: Having no seeming care in the world, Brian. smile
spectacular sense of freedom a photo really intense , wonderful work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Horses seem to have that effect on us, Fabrizio, don't they! Grazie.
She does not seemed bothered by you or the snow,as she happily munches, its a beautiful image smile
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly how I saw her, Linda. She had everything she needed and was a happy camper...just like me! grin
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 19 Jan 2011, 16:02
Lovely scene, the snow looks pretty in the pasture. The horse looks content. Hope you didn't freeze your hands.
Ginnie Hart: Because the sun was shining, we somehow tolerated the cold very well, Rob. Maybhe it was in our heads?! smile Thanks.
As long as she can access the food, I guess she's happy!
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, too, Tom. smile
So true... lovely photo .. you are so lucky to have all that beautiful snow. xx
Ginnie Hart: It came and went, Gale, but it was the 6th time in 100 years that middle Holland had it on Christmas day (when we were here at Kinderdijk and saw this horse). Thanks.
Aww, that light ! Seems the horse is eating a creamy giant cake - beautiful !!
Ginnie Hart: Awww, indeed. I like the thought of a creamy giant cake. smile Thanks, Karine.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 19 Jan 2011, 21:34
ooohhh sweet horse! i like!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Oscar. So did I. smile Gracias.
looks like the horses coat will keep it warm, good image
Ginnie Hart: She seemed not to have a care in the workd, Derek. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jan 2011, 23:47
Delightful smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherie.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 20 Jan 2011, 01:39
I like your horse Ginnie...and the subtle colours left by the sublect... the bridge....the gate and the frozen creek.....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. This was on Christmas day when we were at Kinderdijk. Quite the gift!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Jan 2011, 02:37
he looks really healthy & content.. smile that's a nice shot of him..
Ginnie Hart: She seemed to have no care in the world, Rian! Thank you kindly.
Ha ha! It's only true if you were a horse or a bee.
Otherwise, that statement is a bit subjective.

But then, what I just said can also be subjective.
Since I am not Carnegie and I don't know if he's right about these horses and bees.

Ha ha... I am so confused now...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! It was a good quote while it lasted...and if no one thought about it. grin Thanks for the smile, LC.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 20 Jan 2011, 03:27
nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Krunal.
That is a beautiful beastie. It sure looks good in that snow.
Ginnie Hart: She was as good a model as any I've ever seen, Michael. Thank you.
A wonderful image Ginnie though I wonder if it's much fun for hom to have to find food under that layer of snow...LOL! Also I must tell you the I do not quite agree with Mr. Carnegie. He was probably too busy to look closely at birds and horsessmileBe well!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I know what you mean, Pavan, about that quote. It was a good one if no one questioned it. grin Thank you most kindly. The horse appeared to have no care in the world.
Kiss for you Ginnie, good day...
Ginnie Hart: smile Merci, Pierrot. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 20 Jan 2011, 10:18
It should not find much to eat but it is free and most important! Superb shot Ginnie. Good day.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing she's just snacking till her next big meal, Tede. smile Merci.
Sweet winter photo - interesting quotation wink I think I remember seeing birds and horses at mating season (not sure if that is the right word)...it sure loks like they are trying to impress each other grin
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Aksel, I think you're right...and Dale Carnegie has no clue! grin But it's a good quote if you don't think too hard about it. HA! Thanks.
This scene has a peace to it that is comforting. Wonderful photograph!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. She seemed to be perfectly content, without a care in the world!
  • jess
  • Germany
  • 20 Jan 2011, 14:01
Wise words with the perfect frame tie in. Your work in the countryside is so peaceful and serene, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I love the Dutch countryside, Jess. It really is peaceful and serene. Thank you.
Sorry for the delay, happy year for you and yours!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, gracias, José Angel. Happy New Year to you and yours also.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 20 Jan 2011, 16:41
How lovely! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sil. Grazie. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 20 Jan 2011, 17:10
Great quote Ginnie - but I'd imagine that our equestrian friend would be even happier with a little more to eat.
Ginnie Hart: I think she was just enjoying the snack before the next big meal of the day, George. smile Thanks.
A white horse for a white winter postcard. I always thought that horses are one of the animals with more style and presence. They are elegant by nature. A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: I love your comment, Pedro, and couldn't agree more. Gracias.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 20 Jan 2011, 18:40
Looks like winter.

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Ginnie Hart: That day it definitely was, Paule...Christmas Day. Now all the snow is gone but it's still winter!
That's one tough pony, and I see where all our snow has gone, over there!
Ginnie Hart: That snow is now somewhere else, Alex. I wonder if we'll get any more??
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 20 Jan 2011, 21:30
Fabulous tones and composition. And I love that quote Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kala. That quote is fun if you don't think about it too long, since we know that at least birds do try to impress. smile
Well, this horse looks pretty self-satisfied to me. smile It's really a wonderful image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Larry. She sure seemed very content and happy-go-lucky to me!
I had not seen that, very beautiful there also...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pierrot. Merci! smile
  • Micha
  • 12 Mar 2011, 11:01
Amazing shot. You have a superb blog. well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Micha, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Gloeb
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2011, 21:12
simply beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Glo. smile

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