Photo Of The Week – 02/10/10

February 10, 2010

A Shackleford Banks stallion sends the sand flyin’ after a roll near the shoreline of the island. These guys are also known as “Banker Ponies” but they are horses with a Spanish ancestory. Outer Banks, North Carolina.

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Wild Horse and Burro Roundup Protest – Saturday, February 13, Noon-3 PM – Estes Park, CO. Meet in front of Bond Park across the street from City Hall, which is at the intersection of MacGregor and Elkhorn, (the main street through town). Bring signs!

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7 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – 02/10/10”

  1. LoriProphoto Says:

    I love this pic Pam, perfect conditions, light, color, timing the works. I have been trying for ages to get a good shot of a horse shaking dust off, but never seem to get it where it is obvious what they r doing LOL

  2. He’s a solid looking fellow. Nice colors. Water horse.. mar

  3. paxburro Says:

    I visited these horses and the wonderful folks who fought for their protection several years ago. Wonderful place!

  4. Susan Gerlach Says:

    We visited the horses for the first time last summer. Every time there’s a storm in that part of the country, I think of these horses. It’s so amazing how they survive on the island, and, at times, swim to other areas. Great picture.



  5. TJ Says:

    Fantastic! This just makes me smile! Excellent timing, and I love the color contrast between his rich red coat and the green, green vegetation in the background!

  6. alex Says:

    Hi Pam
    I just found a website and i think elmarchi in it in the wild horse,
    he had a good looking band.

  7. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    You’re so funny Lori – it helps that this boy was completed dusted in sand. 🙂

    Paxburro – it was so refreshing to be in a place where they actually fought to protect their wild horse herd.

    Susan – it really makes you wonder how they survive some of those storms. Amazing. Hope you and Adrianne are doing well.

    TJ- you have quite the eye for detail. The trademark of a good photographer my friend. 🙂

    Alex – you are correct!! I went to the site and sure enough, I spotted El Mariachi in these photos: 106, 132, 183, 2122, 2195 and 2223. It’s just a shame he’s not still running free with his band. Thanks for sharing that link and the beautiful photos with me.

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