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post #1 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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Swimming to an Island, on our horses!

I live in Florida and the "winter" here is a joke. It hit about 80 the other day and we went for a swim at the intercoastal. This is where the river meets the sea so you encounter anything from dolphins to manatees.

The tide was low and water never really got above the top of their shoulders and if it did it was momentarily. We rode/swam/walked/tread to this island and even got greeted by a lone dolphin. Weird seeing one in such shallow water and so close. Anyway...enjoy

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post #2 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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BTW, the white mare is mine. She's a Spotted Saddle x Rack and that handsome fellow seen with her is your average paint...and he's a stud. As you can tell, the most well behave and mannered stud ever.
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post #3 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 02:49 AM
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Can't see the pictures in work so subbing to see them at home.

Major jealous of
a)your weather
b) you can swim with your horses (no where here to do that :'( )
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post #4 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 03:26 AM
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Ok, you look scarily familiar to a girl I went on a horse camp with a few years ago lol, just saying :)

That's really cool, wish I could do that here but my horse would probably freak lol

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post #5 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 04:09 AM
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How awesome! How far is the actual walk/swim across? Your horses are very brave!
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 04:53 AM
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omg that is soo awesome! and a dolphin :o wow! amazing! so jealous!

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post #7 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 04:57 AM
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That would of been so much fun! Aww I love dolphins we spend all summer watching them at our local beach! :)

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post #8 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 08:25 AM
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How neat!!! Great photos!
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post #9 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 08:51 AM
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Looks like a blast! *secretly plans a visit*

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post #10 of 19 Old 02-07-2012, 09:04 AM
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That looks like so much fun! I live in ga on the ga/fl line and it's been so warm here too. I'm used to seeing dolphins pretty much every time I go to the beach, they're so cool! I wish I had a place here to take my horse swimming :(
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