Sunday, March 21, 2010

Silent Sunday: Assateague Island Ponies

Photos taken 3/21/2010.
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16 comments:

Kristen said...

Wow, how far away is that from where you live? Your pictures are amazing!!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Amazing images as usual! :-) Looks like you had a super time at the sea side! - Deb

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such beautiful horses! My goodness - they are all so majestic. I hope you enjoyed your day at the beach. :) Theresa

Kay Murphy's Studio said...

I know you had a wonderful time, I have not been there in a couple of years,love this place. The deer there are beautiful also.We had a few days between shows and spent a couple days photographing and relaxing.

Pony Girl said...

Beautiful captures! Are the ponies wild, yet also tame? I love their "windswept" look!

Kath said...

Just off to find out where is Assateague....

joanne May said...

Hi Jen,
Your photos of the Island Ponies are stunning. They look so peaceful and gentle. There does not seem to be very much for them to eat in the wild. I wonder how they survive so well?
Good to see you and thank you for sharing these magical images.
Jo.x

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Thanks for the kind comments. We had a wonderful time. I've never been to the beach this time of year but I'll definately do it again next year. It's about 3 1/2 hours away.
The ponies are not really all that wild as you can see someone went up to one and pet it (big fine if you're caught). They were really skinny, I wish they would give them a little hay in the winter. If you saw these ponies on someone's farm, you'd call the spca or humane league.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

At first I thought you might be on the island in NC that has the horses, but checked and it's in MD.
Just fantastic photos....each one has a special quality. Thanks for sharing these.

Judy said...

Jennifer thanks so much for sharing those beautiful photographs. Horses are one of my favorites too. How lucky you are to be able to go to such a wonderful place.

Jennifer Rose said...

very cool to see :) I've always wanted to go and see these ponies

phaedra96 said...

I have always loved those ponies since I read Misty when I was knee-high. How fun you went to see them in all their hairy glory!

Meghann LittleStudio said...

What dreamy photos! I've always wanted to see those wild horses, I'm glad I get to 'see' them through your eyes at least :)

Georgiana said...

As the sign says wild ponies bite and kick!

They also have heartbreakingly overgrown feet but still it's somehow always a treat to go and visit them.

Lovely pictures!

Linda said...

Amazing--I always wondered about that island and you got to go there. WOW!! They look pretty good in the pics.

Lisa said...

Love the pics of the ponies. We went to Assateague every year when I was growing up. The ponies look great and your shots are amazing!