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Horse country

We didn’t spend the entire day walking around the International dog sledding event in Saignelégier. The day was too beautiful not to spend some time walking in the mountains.  There was a hard layer of snow from the rain that had fallen just a few days before which made the newly fallen snow perfect for walking on. We walked from Saignelégier to Muriaux and then back to Saignelégier. On the way to Muriaux we came across a pen full of young horses. The horses were full of energy. They were running, biting, pushing and jumping every chance they got. Horses in the Jura Some of the horses were more calm than others and stood around letting humans pet them or giving each other horse kisses as shown above. Horses in the Jura This guy wasn’t quite tired enough to be calm. He still had some running and jumping to do. Horses in the Jura He kicked up the snow like it was dust! Horses in the Jura These two sweethearts were more interested in eating. When they lifted up their heads their noses were all covered in snow. I couldn’t get a good shot of it because I was too close and they moved too much. But, it was adorable. Horses in the Jura I stood and watched these two horses push and bite each other for a good five minutes. They would stop now and then resting their noses or necks against one another before fighting again. Horses in the Jura Some of the horses kept running around the pen. It was impressive and all the spectatures were captured by the beauty of it all. Horses in the Jura Horses in the Jura Horses in the Jura Horses in the Jura Horses in the Jura Horses in the Jura Horses in the Jura I could have stood there all day watching the horses. But, we had to continue our walk and search for other little treasures to add to our day.

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  • Mom January 28, 2009, 4:33 pm

    the horses are so pretty and playfull. i would haved loved watching them. your pictures were wonderfull. i could see how happy they were. it was like they were dancing.

    love mom

    oh we have 6 or 7 inches of snow and it is still snowing. ohio looks like switzerland now. lol

  • Pumpkin January 28, 2009, 7:12 pm

    I bet Roxy is loving it!

    *Roxy is my mother’s boxer.

  • Susie Vereker February 4, 2009, 12:15 am

    Lovely photos, as usual. Even England looks like Switzerland today (except half the country can’t cope!)

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