photoblog365 - High Angle

by Bob Rosenberg June. 18, 2019 228 views

Why is a horse trailer "high angle"? Well, most roads are HIGHer in the center and lower on the shoulder to allow rain to run off. So, if you have a horse trailer where the horse faces exactly forward, he's standing with his left feet HIGHer than his right (in the U.S.). After a long trailer ride, that can really wear down the horse.

So, most horse trailers made today are called "slant loads". The horses stand at a 45 degree ANGLE, which is much easier on their bodies. Here's my trailer, just before we did a ride today. The bar you see separates the two horses at the ANGLE that you see here.

Not exactly related to today's topic, but most animals recognize that a horse is NOT a predator, and they let my horse carry me much closer than if I were walking. This Egret let us get within just a few feet today before flying off. I just wanted to throw this in. :) . But, as I look at it, the bird IS holding his head HIGH and at an ANGLE to this trailer's leading lines. It's a stretch, I know.

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Lee Santiva 1 year, 5 months ago

That was really interesting to learn about the horse trailers. I have the same problem that I cannot get close enough to birds (big birds like sour egret) to get a good photo. At a nature preserve nearby there‘s a bird photography group which wears camouflage and has blinds. They carry massive lens

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

You did stretch it at the end, but the beginning was quite educational. I wasn't aware of any of the information you relayed. Another educational day for me. Thank you smile

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

It's the job of elders.  Pass on important and critical information to the youth.

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