Less than a 20-minute walk from the cottage is a a riding stable called Stillbrook Riding Stables
. We saw some lovely horses while taking a shortcut back from dinner at Elmhirst's Resort
and I wanted to come back with my camera to capture these beautiful animals.
I've never ridden a horse, but I have fond memories of seeing them up close as a child at the annual Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto. I still remember clearly seeing huge, hulking black darft horses at the fair. I had never seen anything so big in my young life!
This week, I was close enough to both pet and feed a draft horse (and of course, make some pictures, too). It's hard for me, as a born and rasied "city-boy" to describe the feeling of wonder that came over me simply by placing a hand on one of these amazing animals. So big, yet so gentle. And all muscle!
I hope you enjoy these images and that they fill you with a little wonder as well.