Horses in Hedley, British Columbia

Horses begging for apples and other treats (which are often provided by tourists) near the town of Hedley, British Columbia, Canada

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Horses along the Crowsnest Highway in Hedley, BC

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As with my earlier cruise ship panorama post I thought I’d share an image I’ve come across in my archive while catching up on some editing and keywording. This is a small herd of horses that quickly ran over to the fence when I pulled off Hwy 3 near Hedley, British Columbia, Canada. I had been looking for an angle to photograph the highway and Nickelplate Mountain together but when this group came running over and lined up against the fence, I couldn’t resist. I believe they were begging for apples and other treats and had determined I was a likely source of goodies. Unfortunately for them, I had nothing to offer (not that I would have fed someone else’s animals without permission anyway). A few minutes of hopeful expectation turned to disappointment and they wandered away.

Hedley, British Columbia

The town of Hedley, BC is about 37km south east of Princeton along Hwy 3B.

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    When I pulled over to photograph the sign in the first photo (to record where on earth I actually was)… these horses came running (full out) towards me. I think the idea is they come and look nice for passing tourists in hopes of getting tasty handouts. I had no tasty handouts, so their enthusiasm for my presence waned quickly. A few minutes later, after they had already started wandering off – a bunch of “city folk” stopped with almost as much enthusiasm for actually seeing horses as the horses originally had for seeing me. Apples were handed out and everyone was happy with the exception of the father who had a negative interaction with the barbed wire fence. Yes – those things ARE sharp, thats sort of the point.

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