Horses – how animals might feel

You know I like cats and dogs, birds – and HORSES! I like to make my empathy more sensible, so I could feel maybe like they feel…
waiting for warm socks
I took this photo in my neighbourhood – oh I wouldn’t like to stand side by side with my neighbor – and he has a warm coat and me – not! I nearly could not imagine how the horses would feel, as I discovered a picture in the Guardian: www.guardian.co.uk – the observer – gallery: “In Surabaya, Indonesia, horses are hoisted into the air by a crane as they are being transferred from a cargo ship onto a truck…” [www.guardian.co.uk / the observer / gallery]

music:
Horse with no name

“Horse with no name” was performed by the group “America”, a hit in 1971
more about JukeBox contents in 1971:
http://upchucky.org/Radio/1971/juke.htm
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http://acrossthebored.com/2013/03/28/this-was-thursday-1971-those-were-the-days/
P.S.:
β€œIn riding a horse,
we borrow freedom.”
-Helen Thompson.
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frizztext:
I’ve been on horse-backs only a few times,
in the woods and on the fields of my neighborhood –
but it was like flying!

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

23 responses to “Horses – how animals might feel

  1. Elegant beast! Enjoyed your song today.

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  2. incredible little video, the boy and the horse having so much fun, so full of energy and life!

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  3. Allyson Mellone

    Ah, to be so Free…love the song. Thanks!

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  4. Those poor horses being craned must have been terrified and they look undernourished!

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  5. museconfuse

    Lovely photos of the horses. They are such regal creatures.

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  6. Beautiful photo, Frizz!
    πŸ™‚

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  7. kansamuse

    Indonesia needs to change laws. Here they are lifting cows http://www.occupyforanimals.org/indonesia—cattle-being-lifted-by-a-crane-from-ropes-tied-to-their-heads.html Both the cattle and horses were for meat market. Makes you wonder how they were killed.

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  8. Frizz, I recommend you the movie “The Horse Whisperer”, with Robert Redford. It is one of my favorite movies. Have you seen it?

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  9. Every child should learn to ride a horse – it gives you a different perspective on the world and yourself! Thanks for the trackback.

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    • our daughters learned to ride horses – and as we watched their happiness, we tried to follow their passion for a while – now we are old – and some memories make us smile; for example, once, a lightning from a thunderstorm outside disturbed our riding lesson inside of a hall. Both, me and my wife, fell down from the horse-backs. The other 12 riders of the group remained sitting in their saddles…

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  10. Amy

    I’m so touched by this video! … we borrow freedom, indeed!
    Thank you so much, Frizz!

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  11. Great picture. I cannot imagine being hoisted by a crane. How SCARY even if you could understand what was going on around you (which they obviously cannot!). And I agree, if I was the white horse, I would probably kick my friend for not sharing their coat. I am not a nice person when I get hungry, tired or cold!

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  12. vastlycurious.com

    I didn’t know you liked horses to! Me too!

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  13. So long since I’ve heard that song…it’s beautiful with the video; thank you.

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  14. Beautiful photo!
    A horse is also one of my favorite animals. I enjoy when I have the opportunity to be near them.

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  16. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    I clicked on this one because of its title.

    I find horses majestic and beautiful. Yet, I fear them! The thought of them going on their hind legs and trying to trample me remains to great a fear in my mind.

    I went horse riding ONCE and it went into a canter and I was petrified. And I got off, and still thought it was mighty beautiful.

    Like this one, Frizztext.

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