Monday, 12 November 2012

Grazing


It's quite surprising how many different enterprises the Bingley St Ives estate now sustains. The main house (not an especially grand or attractive building, so I don't have a photo of it) is now a residential home for young adults with disabilities. There is an 18-hole golf course, a fishing lake, an imaginative children's play area, a very nice little café and an equestrian centre used by both able-bodied and disabled riders. I suppose this little shetland pony (I think) and the horse belong to the riding school. They were well-wrapped up in their winter jackets and peacefully grazing the paddock in front of the house. In the background you can just see the golf clubhouse.

8 comments:

  1. Those are lucky horses! All that green grass and dewy mornings and protective coverings. How beautiful.

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  2. "Bingley", like M. Darcy' friend ?!.. :o)
    What a peaceful picture!

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  3. Sounds good for these young people. I love the coats of the horse and poney they look really very chic, lol !

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  4. That's a really lovely view with the horses.

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  5. It is neat to see them all rapped up for a casual graze. I have seen animals treated this way to keep them clean for shows but I guess I haven't seen them wearing coats for the winter. It is a great photo.

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  6. Surely golf is not for disabled folk, but what do I know! Nice relaxing photo!

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  7. It is a very fine photo, jennyfreckles. This place is wonderful.

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