Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

Posted on 02/26/2017


Photo taken on August 22, 2014



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Shetland ponies
Portreath
Treaga or Western Hill
Nancekuke


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Shetland Ponies, Treaga Hill, Portreath, Cornwall

Shetland Ponies, Treaga Hill, Portreath, Cornwall 

Even the out of bounds and long decommissioned nuclear research station of Nancekuke seen on the horizon at far right can't much detract from the scene.

Larry Drummond, Tone, ColRam, Bruno Suignard and 38 other people have particularly liked this photo


73 comments - The latest ones
Nitro76
Nitro76
Une image paisible. Amitiés, Richard
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Richard!
7 months ago.
Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton
Top shot a great scene of peace.
7 months ago.
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
Really nice Andy, YS... John.
7 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
You sure they are not Exmoor's ???

I think they are.
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Pam J
Thank you, Pam. I think they are Shetland ponies, at least the National Trust info board says they are. And who am I to argue! If you are right (and I will try and find out definitively), I apologise in advance!
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has added
Hi Pam.
Yes, as I thought, they are Shetland ponies.
Maybe they are a little bigger (fatter) in the lusher Cornish coastlands than in the bleaker Shetlands!
Best wishes. Andy
7 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Andy Rodker
Exmoors.... Shetlands are a different shape entirely. I think The NT board needs updating !!!

No apology needed my friend.. the error isnt yours !!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Pam J
Hi Pam. You have persuaded me to investigate further. On googling Portreath ponies, most of the references are to Shetland ponies but there are one or two (very much in the minority) to Exmoor ponies. You may well be right but I am more confused than ever!
7 months ago.
Nick Weall
Nick Weall
Lovely shot Andy ~ Y* ~ All the best ~ Nick
7 months ago.
antje p.
antje p.
What a nice place to be and welcome the new week, Andy!
All the best,
Antje
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to antje p.
I like Madrid, Antje - especially as my girlfriend and my sister and her family are here too but I do miss Cornwall of course! Have a good week yourself!
Cheers, Andy!
7 months ago.
Alan Foster
Alan Foster
Fine Cornish views Andy, always a treat to see but never more so on a dark dank winters day... Alan:-)
7 months ago.
Jean
Jean
They look a bit big for Shetland ponies but I haven't seen a Shetland for a while so could be wrong. What ever they are they look beautiful in the tranquil landscape.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Jean
Thank you Jean. I think they are Shetland ponies, at least the National Trust info board says they are. And who am I to argue! If you are right, and I will try to find out definitively when I get the time, I apologise in advance!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has added
Hi Jean,
Yes, as I thought, they are Shetland ponies.
Maybe they are a little bigger (fatter) in the lusher Cornish coastlands than in the bleaker Shetlands!
Best wishes. Andy
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has added
Hi Jean, On googling Portreath ponies, most of the references are to Shetland ponies but there are one or two (very much in the minority) to Exmoor ponies. You may well be right but I am more confused than ever!
7 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Great scenery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Une jolie scène et vue !
7 months ago.
Boro
Boro
Joli compo **********
7 months ago.
Biobauer
Biobauer
Stürzt da manchmal eins ab?
7 months ago.
Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath
I don't think these are Shetland ponies.Andy, but thy are lovely nevertheless. And that background scenery is to die for.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Amelia Heath
Thank you Amelia. I think they are Shetland ponies, at least the National Trust info board says they are. And who am I to argue! If you are right, and I will try to find out definitively when I get the time, I apologise in advance!
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has added
Hi Amelia,
Yes, as I thought, they are Shetland ponies.
Maybe they are a little bigger (fatter) in the lusher Cornish coastlands than in the bleaker Shetlands!
Best wishes. Andy
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has added
On Googling Portreath ponies, most of the references are to Shetland ponies but there are one or two (very much in the minority) to Exmoor ponies. You may well be right but I am more confused than ever!
7 months ago.
Amelia Heath has replied to Andy Rodker
Shetlands range in size from a minimum height of approximately 28 inches to an official maximum height of 42 inches, Andy. Take a tape measure with you the next time you're in Cornwall. ;-)
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Amelia Heath
I have no reason to doubt you, Amelia. I would like to know though why all the references (well 90% of them) to ponies here are to Shetlands! I can envisage 42 inches (10 hands and 2 inches to its withers) as applying here. Did I make the ponies seem bigger than they really are, I wonder? I still need to get to the bottom of this! :o)
7 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
They must know how far they can venture so as not to fall down the cliffs!
7 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
A very idyllic and nice scene ! Have a good week, Andy !
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully composed coastal view.
7 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Such a beautiful and serene scene, Andy ! Happy week-end to you !
7 months ago.
Dominique 60
Dominique 60
beau paysage pour ces chevaux andy !!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Ron,
Andrea,
Jenny,
@ngelique,
Doug,
Steve,
John,
Pam,
Nick,
antje,
Alan,
Jean,
Nouchet,
Claudia,
Boro,
Jens,
Els,
Amelia,
Gudrun,
Ulrich,
Jaap,
Marie-claire,
Dominique.
Very many thanks to you all. Have a good week.
Best wishes,
Andy
7 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
MAGNIFIQUE ++++++
Have a great week.
7 months ago.
Christa1004
Christa1004
Cornwall really reminds me our Bretagne (after all, it's just on the other side of the ocean!).
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Christa1004
I love both. The similarities are not just the scenery (granite and so on) nor the language (virtually the same of course) but the atmosphere, pace of life and earthy attitudes!
These days I don't visit either often enough!
7 months ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
ils en ont de la chance d'avoir un aussi joli paysage
7 months ago.
Nacer Hakem
Nacer Hakem
Excenllente capture Andy!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Lebojo,
Malik,
Christa,
Kama,
Nacer,
Thank you all!
Best wishes, Andy
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you Jacky.
7 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Super scene Andy
7 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
♥***************
Congrats on Explore !
7 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
I've come to the conclusion that they're New Forest ponies on their holidays..!!

No question this is a cracking shot though Andy..!!
7 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
D'une grande beauté
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Martin,
Betty,
Keith - I now have no idea at all!!!
Roland,
Many thanks to you all!
7 months ago.
Ian 1949
Ian 1949
Whatever the ponies are they make for a great scene.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks Ian!
7 months ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Lovely shot of the ponies and in such a nice setting with the Cornish cliffs as a backdrop.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Frank,
Nicole,
Very many thanks!
7 months ago.
tatranka7
tatranka7
Wonderful atmosphere, great composition...
7 months ago.
Gloria Siess
Gloria Siess
magical image, Andy!!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Tatranka,
Glo,
Thank you both!
7 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
Beautiful Shetlands and a wonderful coastline Andy :))
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Rosa. Amelia is certain they are Exmoors. I'm still trying to find out for sure!!!
7 months ago.
Elbertinum
Elbertinum
1976 we visited with friends Cornwall near Wadebridge - wonderful holidays -
7 months ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
I would only know the difference between an Arabian and a Clydesdale! So, for me, Shetland vs, Exmoor is a fascinating debate! Lovely shot, Andy, they aren't concerned about being spied upon, are they?

Oh, as for the nuclear research station, I would have just assumed that was a castle ruin!
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Diane Putnam
I've been otherwise engaged these past few days, Diane and so haven't been able to give my full attention to this pressing question du jour!! I must get back to resolving this! Many thanks and thank you too for your visit!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you Elbertinum!
7 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Great capture of this tranquil scene Andy, what a view the ponies have!

Best regards, Doug
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you very much, Doug.
Best wishes, Andy
7 months ago.
Angelofruhr
Angelofruhr
Great harmony! *
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Angelika!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you Christine and welcome!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Erhard.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Bruno
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you ColRam!
7 months ago.
Marie-Claire
Marie-Claire
Un superbe dépaysement :)
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Marie-Claire!
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you once again, Marie-claire.
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Tone!
7 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Admired in Old Pros group!
10 days ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Larry!
10 days ago.