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When out on roadtrips it’s not always an easy task to take photos. There is not enough places to stop the car to go out and shoot photos and when shooting photos from the car, it’s quite bumpy and the sight is not clear.

I liked how this photo turned out though, the contrast between the interesting architecture of the house, the horse and the car on the street.

One thing to reflect is the fact that they don’t have any riding helmets on, even though they’re riding on the streets in traffic. In Sweden that would have been unthinkable.

As a genuine horse lover, one thing that I love with the whole of Spain, not only at Tenerife Island, is the opportunity to see beautiful Spanish horses.

Many of them have a lot of Andalusian blood lines in them, which clearly shows. The Andalusian horse is such a beautiful horse, one of my absolute favorites. Lots of muscles, intelligence, beautiful moves and long horse manes.

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The horse in the photo above was clearly not used to the street environment, making it a bit nervous and “on the toes”, notice the white foam at the neck of the horse.

They had to take another way to not accidentally bump into our car (even though we tried to keep a distance) and to calm down the horse.

There will be more posts of the Andalusian horse later on when I’m gonna write more about our Spain trip from last year, so if you love horses, be sure to keep an eye on Lifecruiser.

Lifecruiser Spanish Horses

9 Comments on “Tenerife Horse Power”

    Ling said:

    Captain, I have a question – Why shouldn’t horses wear helmets on the streets? :)

    I mean, their lives are just as valuable, and if there’s an accident or collision with a car or something, they’re the ones who’re up front.

    Gattina said:

    I meet horse riders without helmet here too. When they are riding through the woods or town there are often without helmet. I think it is not yet a law here, like for motorbikes. The horse in your pictures is a real beauty !

    TorAa said:

    Languages is difficult.
    Helmet for the Horses? They have not read you post properly.
    Only the first lines, and misunderstood, in their search for comments to their own blogs.

    I agree with you, the Andalucian Horses are beautiful and signify proud, strenght and trust.

    Excellent photos

    kanani said:

    I like the contrast in the photographs too. I think they’re REALLY interesting!

    RennyBA said:

    I do agree its not always easy, but taking photos on the fly (or should I say; on the road) will sometimes gives fancy results. Yours certainly did!

    Puss in Boots said:

    Yes. No helmets, that’s asking for trouble, especially in the street with a skittish horse. Beautiful photos.

    Dot said:

    Horses are one of my favorite animals. I have one room in my home that is filled with horses made out of many different substances, plus large horse pictures covers that wall. I finally had to build a much larger set of shelfs just to hold some of them and many are so large they sit on the floor. I also have 20 large Budweiser Mug showing the clysdales n them, plus many smaller cups with horses on them. I have Horse lamps, horse clocks,, oh, I could go on and on my horse collection is so large. Some, like the larger 8 hitch team pulling the large Budweiser beer wagon planter were expensive when bought years ago, while other small horse statues were lots cheaper.
    I just love horses and anything to do with them.
    I miss the old days when I used to enjoy riding them..

    Charles Ravndal said:

    Look at those horses! They look so regal and proud! I always wanted to try horseback riding and my father told me he could enroll me on a summer school for that. One thing is I am just afraid I might fall and end up paralysed.

    DianeCA said:

    Spanish horses are so awesome! I just love them. You were so lucky to see them walking around the streets just waiting for you to photograph them. By the way…remember that snowstorm you were talking about? We got it!

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