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A tribute to old friends | by Helgi Skulason photographer
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A tribute to old friends

These two have been my favourite models when it comes to horses. Just recently they were put down at the old age of 28 and 29 yrs. It was an act of mercy as this winter would have been to much for their declining health.

I see it as a privilege to have gotten to know them a little because I have never seen such close friendship with animals. Though they had a wast land to stay on they were never more then a few meters apart and it was almost impossible to photograph just one of them at a time.

I was fortunate to see them and give them there last bite of bread the day before and take the picture of them here below. I am very fond of that picture as I feel it expressing their readiness for a new world.

Farewell my friends.

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Taken on February 7, 2011