Straight from the Horse's Mouth

By saltireblue    
Last weekend the sun shone on the tiny village of Lier in the county of Buskerud, in the country of Norway. Something it has not done for a while.
However, the choice of its timing was perfect, as it was the weekend of the annual village fete, show, do, get-together, or whatever, all rolled into one.
I was there, together with my trusty equipment and my trusty Official Guardian of said equipment, one mrs. salty.
I was looking for detail rather than the big overview, and here is the first offering.
This young filly attracted my attention because she was giggling like I don't know what, being tickled by the larger filly's tongue. As I turned towards the sound of the pre-nubile laughter, I raised my camera and just about caught the moment as Little Miss Giggle-chops was turning away.
This is the whole shot, it is not cropped.

The larger of the two fillies showed very little or no emotion.

Many thanks for all the recent comments on my may rest assured that they are all appreciated.

Many thanks for bothering.


Tags: General Feeding time Giggling Chomping Horsey stuff That tickles

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i love taking pictures of horses, but this is beyond amazing! please will u take a look at some of mine ? xxx

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 838 1368 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 7:29PM
Two smiles in the frame. Sweet and funny.
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 7:35PM
An endearing story Malc - love the filly's hairy chin!
widtink Plus
3 406 2 Scotland
14 Jun 2013 7:53PM
Two smilers indeed !! Great shot i love the two distinct elements here GrinGrin Nice wee story innaw Grin

franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
14 Jun 2013 7:56PM
Brilliant capture Malc.

danbrann Plus
11 567 16
14 Jun 2013 7:56PM
two smiles from two fillies. re Ann's comments I noticed that the horse also had hairs on her chin.

is the y changed to ie in the plural or not? don't spent all evening researching this.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.0k 10 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 8:11PM
Superb Malc - I feel like I was there.
Now, where is my glass of something alcoholic and my favourite tv channel Wink
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
14 Jun 2013 8:13PM
Hairs on the chin? Mmmm Smile Smile
Nice animal horse study...Wink
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
14 Jun 2013 8:50PM
Good detail and good composition!! Great capture!!
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2013 10:34PM
This is lovely.
15 Jun 2013 2:14AM
A lovely image of horse and human.......Sandy
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
15 Jun 2013 8:04AM
Aw, how lovely. Horses can be so gentle and their noses are soft as cotton wool. The little girl is obviously loving the contact. Super shot.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
15 Jun 2013 8:08AM
Sunny but you've caught the reins well. Who nose how well this cut do, such a strong bit of the whole picture. Could have been a right mare getting the timing right.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
15 Jun 2013 8:28AM
.... did I really write 'cut do' .... doh...
saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
15 Jun 2013 9:08AM

Quote:.... did I really write 'cut do' .... doh...

15 Jun 2013 10:54AM
Hay Malc, this is a super and interesting close-up, thar nose...!
Trev Smile
15 Jun 2013 1:57PM
Super shot Malc, magic!

John Smile
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3346 Canada
15 Jun 2013 3:07PM
Timing. Its an important ingredient.

In the description, I thought I was reading a Scandinavian novel.

saltireblue Plus
5 5.4k 31 Norway
15 Jun 2013 3:18PM

Quote:Timing. Its an important ingredient.

So very true...

Quote:In the description, I thought I was reading a Scandinavian novel.


I do tend to go on a bit, don't IWink

banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3346 Canada
16 Jun 2013 12:31AM
I read a lot of them, and they all love to describe the weather. Joe Nesbo, Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indridason, Camilla Lackberg along with the late Steig Larsson are all authors whose every translated book Ive read. Just love the style.


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