Woods Country Cove

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

I Love Seeing This & Taking Their Photos

This time of year we see more of these horse and buggies with in our valley . I just love seeing the horse and buggies of the Amish and Older Order Mennonites of our area . This horse was waiting for his owner to return as his owner was going door to door selling their farm fresh fruit , veggies and home baked goods . These cart horses are what is called warm bloods most are Dutch warm blood and usually retired racehorses of either a trotter or standard bred but sometimes they are bred just for this purpose by the Amish or Mennonites. We live in an area of Southwestern Ontario Canada that has communities of the Amish and Older Order Mennonites , I also enjoy seeing the Belgian Draft work horses in the fields plowing or going for sleigh rides in the snow.

 This horse was standing dozing off until I gave a a little click click sound and he looked right at me .

  I was raised on a farm and worked with horses as well as had my own so I can appreciate the power  beauty and usefulness of the horse for these people still to this day .

 I sometimes take photos of the horses for the Amish or Mennonites when they needed to show the horse  they have for sale in a farm magazine they all buy and sell from , I do so enjoy doing this for them and its a fun filled day of horsey watching and taking their photos  and I look forward to doing this for them . 

                                                            Until next time 

                                       Country Gal




Terra said...

I love those horses too, especially because they are important for the families.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Yes I love to see a buggy and horse but nowadays we rarely see them here. I used to have a Governors trap but no horse!! I am just about to go to Australia for 6 weeks but have all my post scheduled in (bit of a marathon that was!) Unfortunately I will not be commenting while I am away but as often as I can will look at bloggers posts.

William Kendall said...

They're wonderful animals, I've always thought.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We have a large Amish community just to the north of us, I used to see their horse and buggies when I used to travel to work.