Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Horses of Oakdale Parade

My favorite couple...I think they look very nice together.


Gypsy Vanner

Team of working horses
This guy is sooooo big!

A cowboy horse! Yea!

I enjoy taking pictures of horses in action. Sometimes I get overly excited and forget to set the camera on the correct exposure. The Oakdale Parade is one of my favorite parades. We arrive early, and get our spot in front of the bank....go to Starbucks and enjoy. Unfortunately, no one enters Peruvian Pasos horses in this parade. Once, a dancing Andalusian lost a shoe and almost landed in my lap which is one reason I like to keep my distance.


kate said...

thanks for the gorgous horse photos. love that hubby went to see julia julia with you

Sue said...

Yvonne, I love how you caught the horses nodding and trotting in the parade. There were some pretties- liked Gypsy Vanner and the huge one with the long mane! The hispanic couple riding together did make a good pair. She was wearing a cool fiesta dress.
When I was little, my grandmother had one- I used to tell her I wanted it when she died. Not too subtle for a 7 yr. old, huh? I think at the time she was probably only in her late 40's. I guess I thought she was ancient! LOL

Micki said...

I love the pics of the horses, as I adore them! I really enjoyed all of the festivities!

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Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love your photos of the horses in the parade (which looks like a fun one)!


J. Evan Kreider said...

I have tried taking pictures of racing horses close up and it was not as simple as I assumed. Granted, they don't blink often, and never frown, but that said, then what? Your shots have encouraged me to try again some day. I suspect I would be more comfortable shooting horses in context rather than up close, but it's worth a try. Thanks for the series.

Bellamere Cottage said...

WOW, WOW and WOW! Aren't they just the most beautiful creatures? My BFF has horses and knows so much about them...I'm sure she'd have loved this parade too.


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Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

Those horse are so beautiful

Bearly Sane said...

These horses are poetry in motion...I love them. I used to ride when I was younger, but it's probably been a good fifteen years since I was in the saddle.
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