I went for a drive in the farm country of Sonoma County (California) this morning looking for newborn lambs. I didn’t see any. However, I spotted some horses with young and pulled off the road. They weren’t just ordinary horses; they were miniature horses or ponies. I use the terms “miniature horse” and “pony” somewhat uncomfortably because there seems to be a difference, at least in the eyes of some, and I’m not certain whether these cute little creatures are horses or ponies, although I’m leaning toward horses. I also learned there is an overriding concern among breeders regarding dwarfism. These small horses also live considerably longer than full-size horses just like small dogs live longer than large dogs. (Does that apply to humans?) I’ll make another run at finding newborn lambs soon.
Across the road from the horses was this old, weathered barn. I don’t normally photograph landscape scenes with a 500 lens and a 1.4 tele-extender, but the combination came in handy this time.