Saturday, June 2, 2012

Horsefeathers!

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Two police horses were a bit spooked for a second here, near the Citadel.
The horses do well in disturbances on the ground, but I think here they were distracted by the unusual movement above them.
City workers on moving cranes and tall ladders were putting up big decorations for the upcoming Light Festival.

Hey, Camera-Critter folks, what's with the long hair on these horses' fetlocks and lower legs?
I thought only draft horses have such "feather." No?
Please click on the photo to get a closer view.

The horses peacefully passed the old gate of the Tower of David and just beyond, walked through the gate of the old Kishle police station.
Just about everything is old in the wonderful Old City.
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UPDATE Jan. 4, 2014:  Willow solves the mystery and tells us these are Friesian horses!  See her comment below.  Thanks Willow.
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16 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Looks like they did very well!

Pat said...

Nice captures!

Revrunner said...

Magnificent horses!

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful horse, great shots.

Birdman said...

New in the old here.

RuneE said...

I suspect horses are like us, we don't like the unexpected. I wouldn't like a sudden crane above my head either :-)

PS Thank you for the nice comment, and I see you know you Latin :-)

VP said...

They look like strong horses!

chubskulit said...

Sturdy looking horses.

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Sara said...

I know nothing about horse feathers, but I did notice immediately what beautiful long manes and tails these horses have. I love that they are not clipped. Their "feathers" around their hooves look very graceful too...

Spiderdama said...

I would like to join that light festival:-)
Nice pictures!

NixBlog said...

I love seeing the police horses patrolling our city too, even though it's not as old or historic as Jerusalem.

Kay said...

Gee those horses look really pretty with those (feathers?) extra fur on their legs.

Reader Wil said...

Ah, I remember those places! Great images! You have nice weather! Here it's cold and rainy, brr!

Jessica Cassidy said...

those are handsome horses :-) beautiful views too :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters.

katney said...

Horses are easily spooked. These did very well.

Willow said...

What beautiful horses the policemen ride !
They are Friesian horses noted for having lovely feather on their legs . The breed is native to the Netherlands (or is noted for having been first bred there) They are a wonderful breed , very expensive to buy here in the United States. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you also for visiting my blog !