Horsing …

… it has been a quiet week in Beaufront Woodhead.  If people on bicycles go cycling, those who drive go driving, those who golf go golfing, why do those who ride horses, not go horsing.  This astute philosophical observation is not mine but my eldest’s.  I was reminded of it at the weekend as I was briefly horsing about with the camera above Allendale – where is the logic in that!

This is a handsome beast but I confess I am not that keen on these over-sized quadrupeds.  They are delightful to look at but, anything this big and this powerful which lacks handlebars/steering, accelerator and, most importantly, brakes, is not for me.  My Ducati Monster has 147 horses but none of them have a mind of their own.

Have a grand week everyone and enjoy the horsing …

… can a horse/pony be doe-eyed

… there was another but he/she wasn’t getting a look-in

… above Allendale on a dull January afternoon.

… you know you are in tough company when he uses barbed-wire to scratch



  1. J.D. Riso · January 28, 2020

    What a stately beast. Horses are magnificent creatures, but I also must admit that I don’t feel a deep affinity with them. I’ve had my share of fiascos while riding. I much prefer my own two feet.

    • northumbrianlight · January 28, 2020

      Two feet or preferably two wheels for me, Julie. I have never had calamities on a horse but that is only down to very limited exposure. Hope all is well – all the best, R

  2. restlessjo · January 28, 2020

    You’re right! They’re beautiful, but I never know what they’re thinking. 🙂 🙂

  3. Aviationtrails · January 28, 2020

    I’m with you there. They are beautiful creatures but too big and independent for my liking!

  4. Jackie B · January 29, 2020

    Great photos as ever.

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