Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

Posted on 10/08/2018


Photo taken on August 14, 2014



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Three in a row, For Pam!!

Three in a row, For Pam!! 

Shetland ponies on Treaga Hill, Ralph's Cupboard, Portreath.

There has been debate here and on Pano as to whether these are actually Shetland ponies with many members saying they are far too big. But all the literature, online info, signposts and notice boards say that they are and for want of any better evidence, that is what I will continue to call them.
Maybe the rich Cornish grassland has fattened them up a treat!

MGN-Marcel, micritter, Marco F. Delminho, Fred Fouarge and 44 other people have particularly liked this photo


55 comments - The latest ones
Peggy C
Peggy C
Andy,

You have such marvelous photos ..
Your POV just makes them .. ahhhh

Thanks,
Peggy
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Peggy C
Thank you Peggy!
You were so quick, I hadn't even finished my dedication to Pam!!!
I'm still not 100% sure they are Shetland ponies but all the evidence suggests that they are! Cute, whatever they are correctly called!!
Best wishes,
Andy
4 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Pam sera vraiment heureuse de voir ton grand travail solidaire ++++++
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Malik!
4 months ago.
Boro
Boro
Superbe compo ***
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Cheers, Boro!!
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Andreas!
4 months ago.
Frans Schols
Frans Schols
Schitterende opname,van deze prachtige dieren,Andy.
Ik kan mij de discussie op pano nog herinneren ..........
Beste wensen........Frans.
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Frans Schols
Thank you, Frans, Yes. Nothing was ever resolved!
Bet wishes,
Andy
4 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
They are gorgeous!
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Larry Drummond
Indeed they are! Thank you, Larry.
4 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Phenomenal shot!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to William Sutherland
Many thanks, William!
4 months ago.
Yves Lurol
Yves Lurol
nice !
greetings andy !
yves ( and gigondas ... )
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Yves Lurol
Thank you, Yves!
Fortunately, I also like Spanish wine too!! :o)
4 months ago.
Yves Lurol has replied to Andy Rodker
mythical rioja .......I like it very much .. and you andy ?
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Yves Lurol
Yes, and there is other great Spanish wine too!
White as well as Red!
4 months ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Well found Andy.
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, John!
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Daniele!
4 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
This is so cute, Andy.

I had a Shetland pony when I was a kid and they look small enough to me but I'm no expert.
4 months ago.
Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein
Don't worry- if they are Shetland Ponies for you, they are for me as well ;-)
4 months ago.
L. L. Wall
L. L. Wall
... ponies or horses, no matter, they line up to make a nice shot ... three "equines" receding en-echelon:nice ...

Are these ponies feral/wild? On Assateague barrier island, south of Delaware, there are herds of wild "ponies" descended from survivors of shipwrecked Spanish ships hundreds of years ago.
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to L. L. Wall
Thank you, Wally.
Introduced about 10 years ago as self-funding industrial lawn mowers!
They are ponies, Wally and I believe they are Shetland ponies but many pano and now iper members are convinced otherwise. As Nick says, all the authorities and all the Cornwall County publicity refers to Shetland ponies. I agree they do look much smaller on the Shetland Islands themselves!!!
4 months ago.
Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing
Paisibles... le photographe ne les perturbe même pas, lol !************
4 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
A nice moment you've captured here ! Good Morning, Andy !
4 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful animal image.
4 months ago.
Manfred Kaddik
Manfred Kaddik
Schöne Erklärung zu dieser Pony - Ansicht
4 months ago.
Jean
Jean
They look lovely and as if they have Shetland blood at the very least.
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Jean
Thanks Jean.
Please see my reply to Wally above.
4 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
Gorgeous shot Andy.
4 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A great trio in a very pleasant setting, Andy.
4 months ago.
christel.k
christel.k
wilde Ponys in wilder Landschaft, wunderschön, Andy!
4 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Lovely poneys !!!! They are so cute *************
4 months ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Oh Pam will love these Andy and so do I. Stocky though they are (from some good grazing) they are just wonderful to see with cliffs and the sea behind them. Bravo!!!
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Clickity Click
They are much larger than the Shetland ponies you find on the Shetland Islands themselves, Chris and it can only be due to the good grazing, as you say!!
4 months ago.
Nick Weall
Nick Weall
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/godrevy/features/precious-heathland

Well the National Trust believe that they are Shetland Ponies grazing on their land Andy
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Nick Weall
A good link, thanks Nick! These ponies are rounded up and taken to where grazing is needed, sometimes, here at The Knaovocks, Godrevy, sometimes at St Agnes Head, etc etc, but always within the same area of outstanding natural Beauty, the Godrevy, North Cliffs and St Agnes coastline.
And yes. They are Shetland ponies and I have been saying this till I am blue in the face these past 6 years!
4 months ago. Edited 4 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Pam will enjoy this!
4 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
A delightful image Andy.........whatever breed they are!
4 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent shot Andy and many thanks for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
4 months ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
A magnificent composition which Pam would like! Congrats on Explore!
4 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Très beau triOOO
4 months ago.
Narelle Moreno
Narelle Moreno
Beautiful!
4 months ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock
Well composed. The horse lined up nicely for you. Cheers, Joe
4 months ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Well Andy !!Either Shetlands ponies or not.. I LOVE these splendid creatures and your magnificent capture.****
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Definitely Shetland ponies! Please look at Nick Weall's link above!!!
Thank you Bea!
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Aschi,
Sami,
Joan,
Narvik,
Uwe,
Claudia,
Berny,
@ngelique,
Annemarie,
George,
Meral,
cammino,
* ઇઉ *,
Thorsten,
Karen,
Erhard,
Wally,
Jocelyne,
Ulrich,
Jaap,
Manfred,
Jean,
Rosa,
George,
christel,
Marie-claire,
Chris,
Nick,
Steve,
Keith,
Jeff,
Betty,
Roland,
Narelle,
Joe,
Bea,
Very many thanks to you all!
4 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
My horse-savvy relations tell me that Shetlands look cute & cuddly, but tend to have a 'tude...
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to slgwv
These have always been docile and friendly with me, Steve. Maybe they are simply very content in Cornwall!
4 months ago.
Esther
Esther
They are beautiful.
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Steve,
Esther,
Thank you both!
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Petar,
Gudrun,
H.-Marie,
Adele!
Very many thanks!
4 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
*** Many thanks for your visits, comments and faves. Have a good weekend! ***
3 months ago.