Recently we visited the small town of Jamesport which is in Missouri's Amish country. While there the "Old Salt" pulled over beside the pasture of one of the Amish farms so I could photograph the livestock. I noticed one particular horse standing alone about halfway down the pasture. He had a very regal stance and appeared to be staring directly at me.
Unfortunately, he was to far away for me to get a good picture even with my long lens. I said "okay boy, move a little closer" and he did, but, not close enough. I proceeded to have a dialog with this horse, asking him to come even closer; as I continued to shoot shot after shot. Finally, I ask him to come up close to the fence and he did. He stood there staring straight at me ,but, he was standing so that all I could photograph was his head and front legs peaking out behind the fence post. So, I ask him to move over a bit and show me the rest of his body. Again, he did just what I asked and this picture is the result.
Who would have ever thought that I could talk to a horse and have him almost talk back to me. Plus, I have a dozen shots that work like one of those old flip-card movies that were popular when I was a kid.