Let me introduce myself: I am a Dutch horse. Actually a Norweger-horse (by breed), but I live in the Netherlands with some other Norwegers on Fjorden Centrum Westerwolde. My 'mother-language' is Dutch and my second language is English.
I understand two languages, but forgive me if I make grammatical errors in this message. Now let's talk business.
Communication is essential
About communication with humans: being a modern horse is actually not easy. You have to understand a lot of words. Like: "Whooaa, stop, yes, jáa, go, no !, jump!, hierrrrr, voet, braaf paard, sweety, I love you, stout paard! Eééteeeen !"
Sixty words in total, she said one day. Ok, I agreed because it proves my intelligence, so that's why I even dare to write a blog for a photographers-website in my second language.
I have written a column on this blog before, but that is what we wrote together with my paddock-buddies.
I continue... as a horse you also have to perform in many ways. It used to be quite simple. I only had to act like a nice horse by behaving like a well behaved horse. Be careful with beginners and children and promise that they will return home safely from an outdoor ride. Frankly, that was all.
But a lot of things changed in a few decades.
Being a model in front of a camera
Nowadays my lady-boss is walking around with her camera nearly all the time. If she is not carrying a camera, the handy is her toy. I always hear a lot of clicks and sometimes even flashy, very annoying, quicklights are blinding my eyes.
On this particular picture: she is cuddling me by scratching my chest. I really like that! "Oh yesssss, yes, please, there, yes. More.. more, gimme more....!"
With my head up in the sky, I am really enjoying her cuddle big time. Somebody else is taking pictures now, but I do not care. I am getting used to be a model. She even said I am a little bit famous on the Internet. I am really not sure what she means, but hey.., I do not care! As long as I am rewarded with candies, I will do anything she asks.
Humans are creative, I have to admit.
The picture attached is the result of two pictures merging together and the picture is even rewarded on a photo manipulation contest.
My nose is almost touching your ear. It is amazing. She did a great job! (I might sound like the Orange President from the country where my buddies, the Quarterhorses are born, but ány comparison in terms of language here with him, is absolutely not applicable.)
Get the picture?
I have to stop now because we are going for a ride. Please do me a favorite and watch our website. And please "like" my picture on Social Media. I really have no clue about these questions, but my boss told me to ask you.
Strange things: these humans. And the other dimension called the Internet... and human's intense love for pictures...
Anyway, greetings from the Netherlands, from a famous horse (Yes!!! Yes???)