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  1. speciespython

    speciespython TPF Noob!

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    I good friends with an old bloke who lives just up the road,(and across our property) and i was up there the other day, hopeing to get some pics of him, but unfortunetly he wasn't there,
    so i walked back, cutting across his property on the way back.
    He had the regular 2 old horses(about 23 years of age!) in his paddock so i decided to take a couple of free-hand pics. (and a small film of the 2 following me!)
    here is one of the pics (not very good, but i don't have much of a steady hand, and i was just getting it to keep as a reference)
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    so the next day i walked up there to take some pics of him, and he was there. so i talked for a while, got a few pics, and went back over his property.
    i was half way across, when i noticed the white horses was laying on the ground, and couldn't get up. on closer inspection he had a wound on one of his back ankles. so i ran back and told Fred (the old bloke). he had a quick look, told me he thought that it was on it's 'last legs', and went for a drive to tell his son (who owned the horses) . i went home.

    the next day as i walked past on the way to town, there was only one horse. i think he had the white one put-down :(
    i am so glad to get the pic! i'm getting a friend to draw it for me, so i can give it to him. i feal so sorry for Fred! he is about 80, and has know the horses since they were foals! :sad anim:

    thanks for reading,
    laura
     
  2. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    Very nice!
    Those are beautiful horses! :)
     
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    Calliope TPF Noob!

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    How sad! How fortunate you were there to photograph the white horse! They both are beautiful old horses!
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This makes me happy for both you and Fred that you managed to get a photo of this one horse of his only a day or two before it had to leave our earth. He'll cherish the photo for the memory it will bring him, I am sure.

    (Does it look like a wet day or did you HAVE a wet day?)
     
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    sfaribault TPF Noob!

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    When my aunts horses got old they became pets.. never riden.


    Steve :thumbup:
     

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