Horsing around

As it’s the Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Horse,

Some wisdom from the horse’s mouth seems appropriate.

I moustache you to embrace the year with open arms;

Moustache on horse

To remember that even if life seems to be going backwards,

We can try to deal with problems with grace.


Life has its moments of beauty —

Beauty copy

And of tenderness and love.

Mother and son

A big dose of laughter will stop neigh-sayers in their tracks

And make life better —


Because it’s all about falling and then having the courage

To saddle up and ride again.


For more hay-zy wise words, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

101 responses

  1. I particularly like the second to last shot, but its a great series!

    February 3, 2014 at 15:23

  2. Don

    There’s nothing like the velvety touch of a horse’s nose. Loved the “laughing” horse.

    February 3, 2014 at 15:25

  3. Of course I love these horsey shots!!!

    February 3, 2014 at 15:29

  4. Wonderful snaps!:)

    – Rahul

    February 3, 2014 at 15:36

  5. Pat

    Great, punny series. I love the whiskers.

    February 3, 2014 at 15:41

  6. Amazing Fiona. Do you live close to these horses? The laughing horse was funny. He could use a dentist though.

    February 3, 2014 at 15:49

  7. All very very punny! nice horse shots! Cheers!

    February 3, 2014 at 16:02

  8. Terrific shots! I love the curly maned horse in mid whinny!

    February 3, 2014 at 16:11

  9. I do love horses and these are beautiful shots, bristly moustache and all! I really like the bay in the third picture – and of course the mare and her foal are so sweet!

    February 3, 2014 at 16:22

  10. Rahul

    Each picture captures the’ true horse like spirit’

    February 3, 2014 at 16:35

  11. Love love love the tail braid!

    February 3, 2014 at 16:59

  12. ha. you have me smiling…at the puns…and the pics….
    def the spirit is there….and it is contageous….

    February 3, 2014 at 17:03

  13. Each shot and your words made me smile! Love the braided tail.

    February 3, 2014 at 17:14

  14. Stunning photography, loved it!

    February 3, 2014 at 17:34

  15. Wonderful photos of these beautiful horses. That 2nd to last shot is hilarious!

    February 3, 2014 at 17:37

  16. thanks for the laughs and advice!

    February 3, 2014 at 17:44

  17. Love the curls on the horse and his big “laugh.”

    February 3, 2014 at 17:54

  18. Just the laughs I needed to start a gray, old day! And good advice I can use every day!! What a fun, delightful post for the day!! Hope you have a great week!

    February 3, 2014 at 17:56

  19. Hudson Howl

    Wise is the horse. Exactly why I embrace the three on the header on my site.

    First image, fantastic!

    February 3, 2014 at 18:22

  20. Your pictures are wonderful. What a great way to begin the Year of the Horse.

    February 3, 2014 at 18:24

  21. Wonderful series of images. I love horses!

    February 3, 2014 at 18:25

  22. NEIGHHHHH NEIGHHHH that is LOL in Horse talk. beautiful photos

    February 3, 2014 at 18:27

  23. Im in love with all of them. Nicely done.

    February 3, 2014 at 19:25

  24. Yes, wonderful photos, I love these horses! Funny last! Greetings!

    February 3, 2014 at 19:38

  25. ds

    Thanks for the laughs!!

    February 3, 2014 at 19:41

  26. Ha, ha, ha! You will always rein as queen of the puns. I really miss those silly pun wars we had on Fejan:-)

    Great shots – I particularly like the laughing horse with the Russel Brand locks. Oh, wait a minute, it IS Russel Brand!

    February 3, 2014 at 20:06

  27. Wonderful post and excellent photos. I have never seen a mane tied up like the laughing bay’s mane. Very fun.

    February 3, 2014 at 20:28

  28. Happy New Year! I love the wonderful photographs of the horses.

    February 3, 2014 at 20:33

  29. Great photos of the horses! The braided hair are nice specials. Im in love with animals.
    my photoblog

    February 3, 2014 at 21:03

  30. Great pidtures!

    February 3, 2014 at 21:27

  31. Maggie May

    Love those photos! Really superb photography.
    I was born in the Chinese New Year of the horse. Wonderful beasts!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

    February 3, 2014 at 21:59

  32. These are fantastic images. I love the horses, they are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

    February 3, 2014 at 23:16

  33. I’m in love with that first shot…so cute.


    February 3, 2014 at 23:29

  34. What a thought provoking post, your captions are priceless!

    February 3, 2014 at 23:50

  35. You know you captured my heart with this one. Horse lover that I am. Wonderful images and the perfect words to accompany them.

    February 4, 2014 at 00:01

  36. Stuuuuuuuuuuuuuunning.
    The horse w/ the curls made me giggle.
    Did you take these shots, Lady Fi?
    WOW. Xx

    February 4, 2014 at 00:16

    • Yes, I took these shots at a riding ranch my daughter goes to. The kids curled that horse’s hair for a show.

      February 4, 2014 at 05:24

  37. Al

    What a fun post, and some great unusual horse views.

    February 4, 2014 at 02:01

  38. Superb captions to enhance the images!!

    February 4, 2014 at 02:42

  39. Love it. Happy new year to you!!

    February 4, 2014 at 04:27

  40. Awesome shots and words of advice!! That mom and baby is such a precious shot!

    February 4, 2014 at 04:43

  41. No horsin’ around here!!!!! ha….. Love your statement about ‘moustache’ and also the ‘neigh-sayers’…… CUTE!!!!

    My favorite photo is the Mama and her Baby…. Love the laughing one also!!!!

    Happy Year of the Horse!!!

    February 4, 2014 at 05:45

  42. happy year of the horse.

    you have some great close up shots.


    February 4, 2014 at 06:16

  43. That’s an amazing series of horse photos.

    February 4, 2014 at 07:19

  44. is the last horse complaining because of the curls being put in his mane? Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

    February 4, 2014 at 07:53

  45. da lacht das Herz und das Pferd über die Frisur..grins
    LG vom katerchen der sich über die Bilder gefreut hat

    February 4, 2014 at 08:51

  46. j’aime la troisième et les selles

    February 4, 2014 at 08:54

  47. All very beautiful pictures !

    February 4, 2014 at 09:22

  48. The face of the horse is so cool and sweet.

    February 4, 2014 at 09:34

  49. Anonymous

    Dearest Lady Fi;
    Oh, thank you very much for the sweet smile. I’ve never touched hourse p;)

    Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    February 4, 2014 at 09:53

  50. Anonymous

    Dearest Lady Fi;
    Oh My; thanks for the lovely smile♡♡♡ I’ve never touched a house p;) Have a wonderful week ahead.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    February 4, 2014 at 09:59

  51. woah! A speaking horse😉

    February 4, 2014 at 10:27

  52. Bob

    Beautiful horses, all of them.

    February 4, 2014 at 10:52

  53. What a GREAT post!!

    February 4, 2014 at 12:08

  54. Amazing shots. I love the braided tail. That must have taken some work


    February 4, 2014 at 12:23

  55. Was that a horse with ringlets? What a wonderful world we live in!

    February 4, 2014 at 12:43

  56. Fantastic photos, and I love that fancy pony tail:-)

    February 4, 2014 at 12:51

  57. great images and commentary…a horse is a horse of course of course…and no one can talk to a horse of course…

    February 4, 2014 at 14:23

  58. denise

    Great post, thank you for these gorgeous horses and the words of wisdom. I have never seen braids on a horse’s tail or curls in a mane before, they look beautiful.

    February 4, 2014 at 14:38

  59. Wonderful pictures and wonderful words of wisdom here:)

    February 4, 2014 at 14:40

  60. Ha ha! That’s what we call a “pony”tail😉

    February 4, 2014 at 14:46

  61. Hi! Nice captures. My elder brother is the year of the horse. Our new Year would start from January 1st to 3rd. Thanks for sharing.

    February 4, 2014 at 15:08

  62. So fun! Especially the mane and tail ‘dos.

    February 4, 2014 at 15:40

  63. A horse goes into a bar and the barman says “Why the long face”. Sorry, bu it keeps raining here. Nothing else to do. tink:-)

    February 4, 2014 at 15:41

  64. What a wonderful amusing post! You have given us a fun post to enjoy! Thank you!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

    February 4, 2014 at 15:51

  65. You are a punny girl and your pictures are wonderful! I can’t believe that horse with the curly mane…what a lot of work that must have been for somebody.

    February 4, 2014 at 15:59

  66. They are just gorgeous, and what a beautiful post this is!!
    Lovin’ those curls!!! :-)

    February 4, 2014 at 18:00

  67. Horses are such beautiful animals. Love your shots of them and you found just the right words to go with the photos too!

    February 4, 2014 at 18:31

  68. you captured some really “interesting” closeup shots here!

    February 4, 2014 at 18:58

  69. Whoa! Amazing details in the first shot!

    February 4, 2014 at 19:00

  70. Gorgeous horses and photos! ~ thanks for visiting ^_^ ~ carol, xxx

    February 4, 2014 at 19:05

  71. What a great way to usher in the year of the horse:)

    February 4, 2014 at 21:26

  72. LOVE! Every bit of it.

    February 5, 2014 at 01:56

  73. Great series! Love the laughing horse shot!

    February 5, 2014 at 04:37

  74. Wonderful set of images. I like that pony tail.

    February 5, 2014 at 05:39

  75. It looks like your horse friends were having as much fun modeling as you were taking the pictures.

    February 5, 2014 at 05:42

  76. Thanks for the great reminders…and the Nelson Mandela quote as well.

    February 5, 2014 at 05:47

  77. I love the laughing horse at the end. What a happy picture.

    February 5, 2014 at 08:33

  78. Very nice horse series, stunning close-up photos.

    February 5, 2014 at 10:02

  79. Great shots!

    February 5, 2014 at 10:34

  80. These are the kind of picture not to look into the mouths of! Nice.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    February 5, 2014 at 12:29

  81. Wow! It was something amusing to check… so fun and funny images from horses

    February 5, 2014 at 13:34

  82. the close-ups makes it very different and interesting:)

    February 5, 2014 at 13:43

  83. My what big teeth he has:) super series of horsey shots to welcome in the year of the horse Fiona.. neiiiiiiice!

    February 5, 2014 at 15:10

  84. i am in love with the shot of his nose!

    February 5, 2014 at 17:23

  85. Very beautiful horses and pictures! Wish you a happy evening:-)

    February 5, 2014 at 18:11

  86. These are all such lovely photos! They are such glorious creatures, aren’t they!

    February 5, 2014 at 18:12

  87. Such elegant creatures. We can always be graceful even when we’re taking a step back. Wonderful:-)

    February 5, 2014 at 19:01

  88. thesmittenimage

    I love your horse pictures.. you’ve captures some wonderful, sweet moments. But your word play had me laughing out loud. A punny woman after my own heart. You had me at “I mustache you.” Clever you.

    February 5, 2014 at 19:46

  89. Wonderful photos and great advice!

    February 5, 2014 at 20:59

  90. Veronica Roth

    Lol, love those guys. Just want to mush their cute little faces. What do you think? The year of the horse is supposed to be a fast paced one. Apparently we’re supposed to jump at chances and forge our way ahead with ideas to have them succeed. Are you in? I’m not sure but I’ll give it a try. Oh, also, a Vietnamese friend of mine told me that last year a ton of her friends got married because the year of the horse is the optimum year to have a baby. Well, I don’t know about that one…lol. Hope your week is shaping up nicely Fiona.:)

    February 5, 2014 at 23:09

  91. Great pics! I’m not even going to try to compete with a punning horse.

    February 6, 2014 at 05:17

  92. Pat

    Fantastic photos! Horses have great personalities and you really captured them!

    February 6, 2014 at 06:46

  93. Jen

    Oh you know I love this post so much. I see Joy, Laughter and Gratitude in these sweeties that you’ve captured so sweetly.

    February 7, 2014 at 16:40

  94. Lovely photos, I liked the designer tail the most!

    February 8, 2014 at 09:18

  95. those horses has very nice hairs.:) And I totally love the laughing one.:)

    February 8, 2014 at 22:03

  96. So much beauty–and the mane dos are great!

    February 10, 2014 at 03:25

  97. I’m a horse lover from way back. Guess maybe this is going to be my year. Loved your series of photos. – Margy

    February 12, 2014 at 02:20

  98. wowwwwwwwwwwwww questo post è delizioso!

    February 13, 2014 at 05:18

  99. I love the first photo of the close up of the horse’s mouth! Very cute. I love the companionship of the fourth photo too – just lovely. And did you take the second last photo? Gosh… what did to say??

    February 16, 2014 at 20:16

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