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Water Ride

I was driving to the park the other day with my dog and looked over to see these horseback riders going the other way. It's not everyday that you see a bunch of horses swimming the other way, but there they were. Actually this is well known in my area. Along the causeway in Bradenton people come to ride horses in the water. It's a fun thing to watch and many times I've pulled over to look at the horses, but this is the first time I saw them all in the water at once so I couldn't resist taking a photo.

My dog is so funny, he's normally so quiet, but when he sees horses or cows he loves to bark. I'm not sure what it is but I think they might be big dogs to him. Whatever the case, it's hilarious since he's so quite otherwise. Suffice to say he got in a few words as these "big dogs" passed us by.

The big puffy clouds seem to make the whole scene surreal. This is my favorite time of year in Florida, the weather is perfect in every way. Of course that's why so many people come here to get a break from the cold and snow. In another month we'll start getting humidity and thunderstorms and then there is a completely different type of drama in the skies. Also, I think once it gets hotter the horses really like coming here to cool off. Not a bad way for the big dogs to spend the afternoon.

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