Big and beautiful

While I was in England over the summer

We visited an open air museum.

Stables

In the old stables,

There were some magnificent shire horses —

Pair

With enormous feet

Big feet-2

And long, shaggy hair.

Ears

I could just imagine them

Pulling colourful caravans around the countryside

In days long past.

Caravan

Big can be bold

And beautiful.

Run

To see who else is horsing around, please visit: Our World.

 

88 responses

  1. I like all of your horsing around, especially with the large-hoofed horses that remind me of Cydesdales . . and the colorful caravans that look like gypsy homes. It’s nice that you have photos from the past you can post now, Fiona.

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    December 8, 2014 at 15:48

  2. Beautiful beasts with what looks to be metal shoes on their enormously practical large-sized feet. These horses have such an intelligent look about them.

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    December 8, 2014 at 15:51

  3. You have captured the beauty of those horses quite well.

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    December 8, 2014 at 16:05

  4. I love shire horses, such beauties.

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    December 8, 2014 at 16:25

  5. I’ve always loved work horses – gentle giants!

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    December 8, 2014 at 16:27

  6. I love the entire setting of this museum! Pretty old things
    The shot on the horse shoe was impressive

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    December 8, 2014 at 16:29

  7. Gorgeous horses! I can see them pulling gypsy wagons around the countryside,

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    December 8, 2014 at 16:43

  8. Anonymous

    Aren’t they majestic!! Love that colorful caravan, too. 🙂

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    December 8, 2014 at 16:49

  9. they are gorgeous, gentle giants. Thanks for sharing your wonderful images.

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    December 8, 2014 at 16:55

  10. Wonderful images!!! I love seeing that caravan!! Not what I had expected, at all!!!

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    December 8, 2014 at 17:18

  11. gorgeous!

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    December 8, 2014 at 17:21

  12. Anonymous

    Fantabulous captures, Fiona! Love the photographs of the horses. WOW…what big feet! And that first shot of the open air museum is stunning. I love the colors and textures of the roof and wooden walls!

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    December 8, 2014 at 17:21

    • Thank you. You’re commenting anonymously so I can’t return this visit…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      December 8, 2014 at 19:26

  13. sylviakirk

    I am a horse lover and these are beautiful! What a colorful and delightful place and your captures are indeed fantastic, Fiona, as always!! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty! Hope you have a great week!!

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    December 8, 2014 at 17:40

  14. Those Shire horses are such gentle giants and those shaggy forelocks are wonderful! What a beautiful old building the stables are and the colourful caravan is a real beauty!

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    December 8, 2014 at 17:45

  15. Glorious shots!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

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    December 8, 2014 at 17:45

  16. The horses look so cute!

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    December 8, 2014 at 17:46

  17. Gorgeous photos, such great fun. I love the weathered wood look in your first photo

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    December 8, 2014 at 17:51

  18. Museums like this one are the most painless and fun way to learn history. Beautiful horse, beautiful caravan, lovely way to imagine the past.

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    December 8, 2014 at 18:31

  19. a splendid museum, the caravan, and those horses…

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    December 8, 2014 at 18:56

  20. Where there are horses, there are blacksmith’s. Really great photo of the museum/anvil. The horses are beautiful too.

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    December 8, 2014 at 19:03

  21. wonderful photos today!

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    December 8, 2014 at 19:17

  22. Big, Bold and Beautiful is a perfect description for these magnificent horses.

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    December 8, 2014 at 19:38

  23. Wonderful shots!!!

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    December 8, 2014 at 19:46

  24. Oh I love these horses, so strong and beautiful. Also love the caravan 🙂

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    December 8, 2014 at 19:50

  25. While growing up, some of our neighbors had Clydesdale horses. We loved visiting. I also enjoy seeing them at the county fair or parades.

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    December 8, 2014 at 20:09

  26. Such magnificence in these horses, and yet such a sense of gentleness too. Wonderful pictures 🙂

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    December 8, 2014 at 20:11

  27. joy

    I love to visit those kind of places. Brings memories:)

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    December 8, 2014 at 20:41

  28. Such old house!!! Wonderful pictures!

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    December 8, 2014 at 20:58

  29. Pat

    Of very fine horses to pull the caravan! very beautiful pictures !!
    I would not want me walking on feet -)
    Good week

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    December 8, 2014 at 21:19

  30. Most people will prefer the horses, but as a “photographer” I prefer the shed!

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    December 8, 2014 at 22:06

  31. Wonderful animals. If they decide their going for a walk, it’s very difficult to stop them. 🙂

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    December 8, 2014 at 22:45

  32. Love their manes and stockings! Looks like they were prancing for you.

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    December 8, 2014 at 22:59

  33. What a fun place to visit. I love the way you captured the details of the horses.

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    December 8, 2014 at 23:05

  34. Wonderful series, I love the horses! Enjoy your new week!

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    December 8, 2014 at 23:36

  35. Beeeeeeeautiful Fi.

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    December 8, 2014 at 23:43

  36. Those photos are remarkable! The horses are lovely!

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    December 9, 2014 at 00:14

  37. WoW, enormous, beautiful creatures!!!!

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    December 9, 2014 at 00:47

  38. that carriage is amazing!!!!

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    December 9, 2014 at 01:39

  39. I like big draft horses! We see them here pulling tourist carriages in Denver and sleighs up in ski country.

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    December 9, 2014 at 05:59

  40. indrani

    Majestic horses! And I loved the caravan.

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    December 9, 2014 at 06:04

  41. Wow such beautiful horses. What great feet they have.

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    December 9, 2014 at 06:08

  42. Perfect like picture postcards:)

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    December 9, 2014 at 06:23

  43. Beautiful! 🙂

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    December 9, 2014 at 06:25

  44. Horse is such a majestic and graceful animal! Great closeups!

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    December 9, 2014 at 07:50

  45. I love these horses. They look both powerful and gentle at the same time. Have a wonderful week.

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    December 9, 2014 at 09:09

  46. Shire horses are surprisingly huge when you meet them, but so calm and gentle, too.

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    December 9, 2014 at 10:43

  47. Wow those horses are fabulous. Big feet and shaggy hair, that makes them one of a kind. Caravan’s beautiful.

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    December 9, 2014 at 11:52

  48. Gorgeous horses! I love your close up of their shoes and shaggy feet. The old barn makes a beautiful photo, as are the others. A colorful wagon, lovely bright colors!

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    December 9, 2014 at 12:23

  49. I will remember three Bs, “Big can be bold and beautiful.” whenever I see charming, majestic horses.

    Yoko

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    December 9, 2014 at 12:25

  50. Indeed!!! Wonderful!!

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    December 9, 2014 at 12:40

  51. So beautiful … so magnificent … love all the shots, the horses, the caravan and the stable 🙂

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    December 9, 2014 at 12:49

  52. roth0003

    Lovely images – beautiful animals and a wonderful barn!
    Please stop by and share at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-holiday-recipe-for-you.html

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    December 9, 2014 at 12:51

  53. I love Heavy Horses – hard to believe that it is less than one lifetime ago that they provided most of the energy on farms. We may need them again one day!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    December 9, 2014 at 13:21

  54. oh grandma, what BIG feet you have! Love those horses.

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    December 9, 2014 at 14:30

  55. Makes me feel whimsical and wondering about days past.

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    December 9, 2014 at 15:29

  56. Lea

    Lovely horses!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Lea

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    December 9, 2014 at 15:58

  57. Fantastic shots. I like that chariot.

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    December 9, 2014 at 15:58

  58. Nice photos, I love the horse !!!

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    December 9, 2014 at 16:01

  59. Brilliant!

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    December 9, 2014 at 16:25

  60. génial les sabots du cheval

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    December 9, 2014 at 17:10

  61. Dies und Das

    HERRLICHE BILDER !!! ganz nach meinem Geschmack !
    Schönen Gruß,
    Luis

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    December 9, 2014 at 17:27

  62. Beautiful 🙂

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    December 9, 2014 at 19:04

  63. really magnificent these horses ❤

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    December 9, 2014 at 19:40

  64. I love these impressive horses and it is a pity that they are not really being seen anymore. Wonderful pictures.

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    December 9, 2014 at 20:20

  65. Beautiful photos of the shire horses.

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    December 9, 2014 at 20:35

  66. Love it! Especially the big feet …

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    December 9, 2014 at 21:29

  67. Gorgeous horses and photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    December 9, 2014 at 22:02

  68. Aren’t they gorgeous!?!?!?!!…:)JP

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    December 10, 2014 at 00:15

  69. Pat

    Gorgeous. I love those big draft horses.

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    December 10, 2014 at 00:51

  70. They are beautiful! Hubby grew up with Belgians and they are gentle giants. Lovely. Every time I see Lady Fi, I think of Lady Gaga!!!!

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    December 10, 2014 at 01:12

  71. Oh that looks like SO MUCH fun!!!!! I’m a fan of the draft horses as well always thought I would have one.

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    December 10, 2014 at 02:31

  72. What gorgeous creatures!

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    December 10, 2014 at 02:59

  73. Anonymous

    Beautiful horses and that caravan is stunning what fun to go for a trip!! 🙂

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    December 10, 2014 at 03:01

  74. Al

    What an awesome place. I love those horses!

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    December 10, 2014 at 03:02

  75. my what big feet on those horses…
    i love all the texture in those old barns as well…

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    December 10, 2014 at 05:17

  76. Gorgeous horses!! And I love that old barn, too.

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    December 10, 2014 at 05:38

  77. What a wonderful old building and the horses were beautiful.

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    December 10, 2014 at 08:43

  78. These are wonderful photos. I love that gypsy caravan. I’ve always been fascinated by the gypsy travelling culture. My grandfather would have loved those horses too because he used to pull a wagon in the days before cars were common. My mom grew up riding in a wagon until they got a old Model T.

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    December 10, 2014 at 09:41

  79. Oh my goodness….those horses are extraordinary…such beauties.

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    December 10, 2014 at 11:49

  80. daryledelstein

    oh my what fabulous horses … what fabulous fotos

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    December 10, 2014 at 17:56

  81. Me, too. I can “see” the horses pulling the colorful wagons in days of old. Ah, that would be a wonderful water color.

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    December 10, 2014 at 22:27

  82. RMW

    Enjoying your blog… so many beautiful images!

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    December 11, 2014 at 01:57

  83. What a wonderful old building and beautiful horses!

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    December 11, 2014 at 07:56

  84. miyahde

    Hello Dearest Ladi-fi;  How gorgeous the horses look; to tell the truth I’ve never seen with my own eyes p;-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    December 11, 2014 at 09:06

  85. dnambiar11

    An open air museum sounds great.
    I wish I could peek into that caravan. 🙂

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    December 11, 2014 at 15:01

  86. Beautiful horses, very nice museum and photos

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    December 13, 2014 at 18:58

  87. The horse’s feet have beautifully put in the picture but also the beautiful colored car is a beautiful eye-catching car.
    Very nice to see!

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    December 14, 2014 at 21:14

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