Foals and Flowers at McCulloch Farm 2


On Sunday we took the kids on a surprise ride down to Old Lyme.  McCulloch Farm, home of Whipporwill Morgan horses (check out their website here), was having an open barn event called “Foals and Flowers.”  So we packed a picnic lunch, and made our way to Old Lyme to enjoy the beautiful day in the presence of some beautiful horses, along with a 3 week old foal.

We got there a little before noon, so we decided to walk around a bit before breaking out the picnic lunch.  While we were walking around, they started a demonstration of ground driving in the arena adjacent to the main barn (ground driving, or long lining, is a training process, preparing the horse for either pulling a cart, or having a rider use reins).  After that, we had a little picnic, and walked around some more.  A very nice farm, with some beautiful Morgan horses, including their newest addition – Gabriel, a 3 week old colt.  Here’s the shots from our walk around the grounds.

Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:30 11:18:29
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
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Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm

Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:30 11:22:55
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)24.00 (24/1)
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Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm

Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:30 11:22:56
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)100.00 (100/1)
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Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm

Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:30 11:23:59
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
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Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm

Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:30 11:26:16
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)157.00 (157/1)
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Ground driving (or long-lining) demonstration in the arena at McCulloch Farm

Mom (Universal Prairie Lady) watches over her foal (Gabriel) at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT
Mom (Universal Prairie Lady) watches over her foal (Gabriel) at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:30 11:31:33
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.017 s (1/60)
Focal Length (mm)38.00 (38/1)
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Mom (Universal Prairie Lady) watches over her foal (Gabriel) at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT

Cupola and horse windvane at McCulloch Farm
Cupola and horse windvane at McCulloch Farm
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:30 12:24:24
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO200
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Cupola and horse windvane at McCulloch Farm

One of the Morgan mares at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT
One of the Morgan mares at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:30 12:26:27
Aperturef/5.0
Exposure Time 0.025 s (1/40)
Focal Length (mm)40.00 (40/1)
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One of the Morgan mares at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT

Gabriel gets a snack from mom
Gabriel gets a snack from mom
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:30 12:28:42
Aperturef/2.8
Exposure Time 0.008 s (1/125)
Focal Length (mm)87.00 (87/1)
ISO1600
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Gabriel gets a snack from mom

Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing
Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:30 12:29:59
Aperturef/11.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
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Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing

Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing
Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:30 12:30:21
Aperturef/9.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)33.00 (33/1)
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Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing

Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing
Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:30 12:43:55
Aperturef/3.2
Exposure Time 0.013 s (1/80)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
ISO1600
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Gabriel being curious about me and what I'm doing

Gabriel gets a snack from mom
Gabriel gets a snack from mom
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:30 12:44:00
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure Time 0.017 s (1/60)
Focal Length (mm)23.00 (23/1)
ISO1600
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Gabriel gets a snack from mom

My daughters Callie (L) and Katina (R) check out Gabriel
My daughters Callie (L) and Katina (R) check out Gabriel
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2010:05:30 12:58:00
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure Time 0.033 s (1/30)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO1600
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My daughters Callie (L) and Katina (R) check out Gabriel

Gabriel looking through the fence at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT
Gabriel looking through the fence at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:30 13:02:53
Aperturef/2.8
Exposure Time 0.006 s (1/160)
Focal Length (mm)139.00 (139/1)
ISO1600
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Gabriel looking through the fence at McCulloch Farm in Old Lyme, CT

Katina checking out one of the other Morgan mares at McCulloch farm in Old Lyme
Katina checking out one of the other Morgan mares at McCulloch farm in Old Lyme
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Taken withCanon EOS 50D
Date Taken2010:05:30 13:04:25
Aperturef/2.8
Exposure Time 0.006 s (1/160)
Focal Length (mm)114.00 (114/1)
ISO1600
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Katina checking out one of the other Morgan mares at McCulloch farm in Old Lyme


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Tom


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2 thoughts on “Foals and Flowers at McCulloch Farm

  • mary jean vasiloff

    What a nice presentation! You have some fine shots here and I will forward this set to the girl who was driving the bay filly.
    We have a trail ride coming up on June 13th riders taking trails through the woods and performing on obstacles. Our demonstration day is in September on the Saturday after Labor Day.and we also plan another trail ride in the fall. No date set. All good photo ops. What yu missed was a real walk around the farm to the lakes and woods. Come back this fall when the colors are bright. The view from the dam over the lake are stunning. You are welcome t cme and wander the farm any time.

    Mary Jean

  • Mary Jean Vasiloff

    We have another Foals and Flowers Open Barn Memorial Day weekend, all 3 days.10 to 4:30 There is NO ADMISSION charge. There will be a food tent with fresh cooked food, snacks, beverages for sale and carriage rides available a;ll three days.Handicapped accessable
    This year we have three foals. We have a golden colt born the end of April, a black fily born this orning and waiting for a third foal due soon.
    We will have maps of the trails on the 500 acres of our farm and neighboring Nature Conservancy land so you can walk the wood, around the lakes, etc. Cameras are fine but please do not bring dogs..