Friday, 20 April 2012

Run Horsey Run

Rosette :: Trot trot trot to the Shire Horse Centre on a toddler learning expedition
:: Little Bird loves playing with his farm animals so an ideal day out to encourage the little man to get excited about communication. Lots of animal noises for mummy to make & to look mad as a hatter in the process to the other visitors.
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre Shire Horse
:: Neigh!
Shire Horse Foal :: Cute foals with curly tails having milk from their mum or just lazing & playing about.Tractor Tracks :: Chug chug tractor
Holding Mummy's hand Mummy's New Ted Baker Bag :: My great new bag that fits all my toddler stuff and camera in.Shire Horse Trotting Wool on Fence :: Baa!Plant Pots :: Down to the lake for quack quacks.April Boat Through the keyhole :: The centre has lots of other animals too, otters, foxes, owls...... and a big barn with all their colourful rosettes displayed where you can learn more about the horses. 
Rosette Wall Old Wagon Wheel Horse Rosette Shire Horse Stables Piglets :: Cheeky piglets oink oink in the farmyard where Little Bird watched some little girls running after them squealing but preferred the sanctuary of his pushchair.Stable Yard Stable Door Family Feet Barn Window Horse Scratching Quack Smoke :: The owner Alistair gave such an interesting talk all about the history of the horses and of his passion for the breed. Both my grandfathers had worked with the Shire horse, one in haulage and the other on the railways just before the 2nd World War. In fact the breed almost became extinct in the 50's as they were no longer used for such purposes.
Hooks Piggy Brown Shire Horse
:: It was an absolute joy to see my little boy running around the farm and nature trail so free spirited and have a few greedy hens chase him for food. He loves the outdoors and his muddy knees made me very happy.


...C o w R o a d... said...

What a lovely day and those horses are just magnificent! :-)
Couldn't your little one (or you!) get a ride on one? ;-)

...Nina Nixon... said...


My girls experienced horses for the first time last week and it was such a thrill to see their excitement. What a lovely day out.

Happy weekend to you

Nina x

greenthumb said...

Sounds like a great day out I bet he had the best time.

Thedarkerside73 said...

What stunning photo's! Love the ones with just the blue depicted in them how do you do that? And the one of the man puffing away happy doing what he does, although I obviously have never met him feel that you have really capture him just perfectly.

Sounds a wonderful place to be no wonder your little guy was happy and carefree! I would of joined him!


Happy Homebird said...

@C o w R o a d

No horse riding that day but one day I'd love to take the little man trekking!

Happy Homebird said...

@Mummy Boo Bear

Thank you. It's my camera that does that with the colour. You pick a colour in the scene that you want highlighted and it picks it out. I was pleased with the pic of that man, never captured smoke before. xx

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