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  1. What an absolutely wonderful shot! There is something very moving to me about this image: the stillness in this horse’s eye is so beautiful.

    August 14, 2012 at 6:44 am

    • Thank you, Melanie…I think it might be the gentleness showing through…or maybe a beautiful melancholy, if horses can possess such feelings….

      August 15, 2012 at 6:39 am

  2. Fabulous photograph Scott. Excellent. πŸ™‚

    August 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. πŸ™‚

      August 15, 2012 at 6:39 am

  3. Oh my, you have captured that gentle expression so well Scott! Beautiful!

    August 14, 2012 at 8:41 am

    • Thank you, Madhu…very nice words. πŸ™‚

      August 15, 2012 at 6:40 am

  4. Great shot Scott! It looks as though your subject is in deep thought…I wonder what a horse thinks about??

    August 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

    • She does look rather thoughtful, Nancy…sweet memories, maybe? Thank you…..

      August 15, 2012 at 6:42 am

  5. Tender and wise.

    August 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

    • Thank you, Karen…I think you’re right.

      August 15, 2012 at 6:43 am

  6. An up-close shot that really works. Clever idea well executed, Scott

    August 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

    • Thank you, Andy…I thought the cropped image was more compelling than the entire head with background light/scenery, etc.

      August 15, 2012 at 6:45 am

  7. Excellent image Scott.

    August 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    • Thank you, Meanderer. πŸ™‚

      August 15, 2012 at 6:45 am

  8. I’m counting eyelashes. Why is everyone so convinced it’s a horse?

    August 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    • I need to wake up. Just answered my own question. πŸ˜‰

      August 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      • Good morning/afternoon, sleepyhead. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        August 15, 2012 at 6:46 am

    • Well…. πŸ™‚

      August 15, 2012 at 6:46 am

  9. Lois Farley Shuford

    This is so beautiful, Scott.

    August 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    • Thank you, Lois. I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

      August 15, 2012 at 6:47 am

  10. what a beautiful shot..horse looks shy ..the eyelashes veiling its beautiful eyes πŸ™‚

    August 15, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    • Such pretty words to accompany the photograph, Soma…thank you. πŸ™‚

      August 16, 2012 at 6:32 am

  11. Very good composition, Scott. What a gentle creature. I love this one.

    August 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    • Definitely a gentle creature, George…my little one sat for literal hours talking with this one…they sat head to head for minutes at a time while my son rubbed her chin and cheek….

      August 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      • Ah, what wonderful experiences for the children. They learn more from animals than from us sometimes. And, those communications become an integral who they are. It makes me feel good to know this, Scott. πŸ™‚

        August 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

        • Yes, they are wonderful experiences, George…and it is true communion, somehow. You make my heart smile…. πŸ™‚

          August 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  12. Scott, this is wonderful. My daughter’s former equitherapy instructor would absolutely love this!

    August 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    • Thank you, Cathy…and I understand that equithereapy does wonders for little ones like ours. πŸ™‚

      August 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      • Hi Scott, my daughter did enjoy it. She worked with some great service animals! πŸ™‚

        August 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        • That’s good to know, Cathy…my son hasn’t had actual equithereapy, but we have a family friend who has horses and my son did take riding lessons for a while…and absolutely fell in love with the horses….

          August 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

          • I can understand that! I must say, Scott that your lovely photo has inspired me! I have a few photos of my daughter when she’s riding. Who know? Maybe I’ll share by way of a write-up! Thanks! πŸ™‚

            August 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

          • That would be wonderful, Cathy…I’ll look forward to it. πŸ™‚

            August 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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