Photo Friday – Himalayan Horses

19 Oct

We’re getting ready to post our ‘Nepal Roundup’ early next week and we came across this snapshot while we were sifting through our Nepal photos.  These types of horse caravans carry everything from construction supplies to fresh eggs to some of the hardest to reach villages along the Annapurna Circuit.  The men who lead the horses walk beside them and direct them almost entirely with different whistling sounds.  On this particular day it was incredibly foggy and at times we couldn’t see more than 10 or 15 feet in front of us.  The horses wear bells to alert walkers to their presence and we heard this caravan for quite a while before we came out of the mist and almost crashed right into them!

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4 Responses to “Photo Friday – Himalayan Horses”

  1. Lindsay October 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Great shot! The composition is excellent.

    • Ashley October 21, 2012 at 1:21 am #

      Thanks!

  2. Kristin W. October 21, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    Aww, what sweet, hard-working horses. Cool pic! Looking forward to the Nepal Round-up, your Turkey Round-up recommendations have been very helpful. We are still trying to find Mado Ice Cream though – is it a chain or just one place? We just arrived in Olympos last night. Enjoy your yoga school! xoxo

    • Ashley October 21, 2012 at 1:24 am #

      Thanks, and the Nepal one *should* be up on Tuesday if we can get the rest of the pictures uploaded with our abysmal wifi speeds here…
      As for Mado, it’s a brand, and we went to the original town where it was first made, somewhere way out in the middle of nowhere, on our Mt. Nemrut tour out of Goreme. Our guide said you could get it all over Turkey though, but maybe you’d have the best luck in Istanbul?

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