Tagged With "Horses in Hats"

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The Wild Horses of The Camargue, France

Kirsten Hines ·
Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Europe, part 3. Kirsten wraps her celebration of nature in Europe by tapping into the spirit of freedom embodied by wild Camargue Horses in France.
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Re: December 12, 2016: Percheron Horses, Alberta

GarryRF ·
Wonderful work horses with a positive future. Known for their cool temperament and strength these animals are used by police in cities where heavy traffic doesn't distress them.. For over 200 years breeders have a kept stud records and kept the breed pure. As you say they were a war horse too. A million were left in France by allied troops after WW1. And unfortunately France has a "taste" for horse meat
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Re: The Wild Horses of The Camargue, France

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and photos!!!
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Re: The Wild Horses of The Camargue, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating piece and beautiful photos! Thanks, Kirsten!
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Re: The Wild Horses of The Camargue, France

seesaw ·
Sounds like a lovely experience! And great photos....you can really feel the wild energy of the horses.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 30, 2015: Icelandic horses

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've a great fondness for Icelandic horses.  Besides having the greatest haircuts of any animal on the planet, these smallish equines are friendly, curious, and add a lot of color to Iceland's already dramatic landscapes.  There are...
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Horses 'flying down to Rio' for Olympics

PHeymont ·
Equine travelers, competitors in Olympic equestrian events, need special arrangements to fly in from all over.
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December 12, 2016: Percheron Horses, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Percheron horses are a powerful and ancient horse, probably dating back to Roman times. Modern Percherons originated from Normandy. These horses live at the Bar U Ranch in Alberta and are descendants of these sturdy, hard-working animals.
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August 14, 2018: Whitehorse Horse

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed the new street art he encountered when visiting Whitehorse, including this great horse statue.
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March 12, 2019: The Horses of Jumeirah's al Qasr, Dubai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger tries to visit the upscale al Qasr hotel in Dubai, but is escorted off the property. He did snap the photo of these interesting Arab Horse statues.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 26, 2013: Icelandic horses, Husavik, Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
 I've still got a pretty thick head of hair but nothing compares to the lush wind-blown mane of these Icelandic horses!  V-e-r-y cool looking animals!  Their hair is the envy of every 1960s Rock'n'Roll band I really enjoy seeing...
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July 13, 2017: Wild Horses, Virginia City, Nevada

Ottoman ·
Ottoman's first visit to Virginia City gave him an opportunity to experience something unique, an encounter with wild horses.
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DrFumblefinger ·
Baby horses are just toooooo cute!
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Horses and French wine: a perfect pairing?

PHeymont ·
A growing number of French vintners are turning to horses instead of tractors to till their vineyards...and it's not just for looks!
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June 7, 2016: Horsemen of the Puszta

Marilyn Jones ·
These Hungarian horses, once trained for battle, still learn not to fear sounds such as gunfire or cracking whip...and can lie down on command!
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January 8, 2018: Gauchos and Horses

DrFumblefinger ·
A fairly common scene in Patagonia, horses and cowboys (gauchos) are part of the local culture.
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Re: June 7, 2016: Horsemen of the Puszta

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful horses!
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Re: New York City deal almost halves Central Park licenses for horse-drawn carriages

DrFumblefinger ·
What problems were the horses causing? Why would they want to reduce their number? The carriages are iconic and part of the park scene.
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Gumbo Pic of the Day, Dec. 8, 2013: Horses in Hats

PHeymont ·
These equine fashion plates are waiting for tourist passengers outside Vienna's Albertina Palace/Museum, one of the many remnants of Habsburg rule in Vienna's central city "inside the Ring," a reference to the circular boulevard that traces the route...
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New York City deal almost halves Central Park licenses for horse-drawn carriages

Travel Rob ·
New York City deal will reduce the number of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 6, 2015: Melbourne Transport

IslandMan ·
     On a recent trip back home to Melbourne (Australia) , we took a leisurely stroll down Swanston Street , one of the main thoroughfares in  the centre of the city. I spotted this horse and carriage and tram bypassing each other...
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September 29, 2016: Natural Bridge, Kicking Horse River

DrFumblefinger ·
A river with an unusual name, situated in a place of natural spectacular beauty, has formed an unusual natural bridge in Yoho National Park.
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May 24, 2018: A Wedding in the Mountains

DrFumblefinger ·
While visiting Kicking Horse Mountain in Golden, British Columbia, I cam across a wedding being held in one of the most scenic places possible.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 19, 2013: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Calgary, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  With the exception of its red Maple Leaf, I don't think there's any Canadian symbol more iconic than its Mounties.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), are Canada's national police force and have a history dating to the days of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4, 2015: Modern-day Cowboy

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thank God there are still cowboys in the world!  Tough, hard-working guys -- real men.   I came across this fellow I'll call "Roy" at the Bar U Ranch  in Alberta.  The Bar U is a Canadian Historic Site that every summer...
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American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, Amarillo, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha explores this museum dedicated to a favorite American breed, and shares the excitement with us.
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Crazy Horse National Monument

Samantha ·
While in Rapid City we went to  Mt. Rushmore  and  Crazy Horse National Monument . I had heard a lot about this monument, but didn’t know really much about it. I am embarrassed to admit that at one point, I actually thought it was...
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Jackson Square in the French Quarter, New Orleans

Samantha ·
Samantha shares the first of three posts after her recent visit to the French Quarter. Learn about the history of Jackson Square and New Orleans on today's post.
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Amarillo by Morning – Amarillo, Texas

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time in Amarillo, Texas and share some of the local hot spots.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Vs Right Hand Drive Countries

GarryRF ·
When two moving Stagecoaches were facing each other on a narrow track the driver would crack the whip - using his right hand - and cause the Horses to shy to the left and away from the noise it made. So they passed each other without hindrance.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Vs Right Hand Drive Countries

George G. ·
On September 3rd, 1967 Dagen H (or “H-Day”), short for Högertrafikomläggningen (“the right-hand traffic diversion”) millions of Swedes switched from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right. Looks like fun from a distance.
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PHeymont ·
The Swedish experience is fascinating. Here's a link to more details. What makes it especially fascinating is that Sweden had always had cars with the driver and steering on the left, initially American imports, but had driven on the left. I would have expected a surge in minor accidents at the time of the change, but instead, the article says, the accident rate dropped sharply because drivers were now better placed to deal with oncoming traffic!
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Left Hand Drive Vs Right Hand Drive Countries

Samantha ·
Ever wonder why the difference exists? Samantha did, and she did the research to find some surprising history.
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