Not having been around many horses, I take advantage of every opportunity to photograph them. For me, they are gentle giants. When the Yolo Arts & Ag Project invited us to visit the Pine Trails Ranch in Davis, I went to see what the horse ranch was all about.

The first horse to greet me was this friendly one. He came right up to the opening in the gate, poked his head through and grabbed my attention. I was able to pet him and visited him more than once.

Next I saw this beautiful horse wearing a fly mask.

There were a few horses in a row of stalls. Now, can any photographer not take a photo of leading lines?

One horse owner didn’t mind me taking pictures of his horse.

Lessons were in progress. The young girl was waiting her turn and warming up her horse, while the woman was just finishing. After the lesson the horse was waiting to be groomed.

I was lucky to find another horse owner cleaning her horse’s shoeless feet. She said her old horse didn’t need shoes because she wasn’t that active. But, her feet needed to be taken care of.

I also found some interesting scenery to photograph.

I enjoyed my morning at the Ranch and my time with the horses! Thank you Yolo Arts & Ag!

15 thoughts on “For the horses: Pine Trails Ranch

  1. You had me at “horses!” Both our granddaughters are in to riding…..I call one “the cowgirl” because she is all “country” and the other “city slicker” because, well she lives in suburbia.

    Great photos and stories as always, Anne! 😊

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  2. What fun to visit all these horses! When our county fair is on, I love to go to the animal pens with the 4H projects and the horse stalls. Animals are just wonderful to look at and enjoy. You got some lovely shots here.

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