Saturday, October 8, 2011

Blackacre Nature Preserve in Louisville

On my "vacation" from work, my wife and I took a trip to Blackacre Nature Preserve in J-Town off of Taylorsville Road.  This was the first time I had ever been and it was a nice quite place full of history.  Blackacre is an old farmstead that has been preserved so current generations can have an idea of what living in Kentucky was like in the past.  We mostly stuck around the old barn and pasture fields, but there are trails to hike as well.

Top of the old barn

Sun lights the path

Mostly what I wanted to go for was to take some pictures of the horses and farm animals.  There were all types of critters running around, it kind of looked like the state fair!  There were horses, donkeys, goats, and cows.  I focused mainly on the horses as the good light was fading fast.  I also took quite a bit of video of the goats and other animals, which I may get loaded on here soon if I'm not too busy.




This horse had burlap over its eyes.  I don't know why.  Maybe he gets nervous when he sees all the people staring at him.  He was very gentle and sweet to us though.  I think it gives the pictures an eerie touch.

Horse with Blinder

Horse with Blinder

I will definitely be going back to check out the rest of the estate and trails.  Be sure to stop and say hello to the kids when you're there, and by kids I mean baby goats!


Anonymous said...

I think the reason people put masks on horses is to keep flies and other small pests out of their eyes.


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