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Ozalynda
Jun. 13, 2011, 03:02 PM
I started a Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_208236055879418) for people to share their world from horseback by posting pictures taken while out riding. I think it will be great fun to see where people ride around the world!

Hope some of you will want to join and give the rest of us a glimpse of your riding terrain. :yes:

Cheers, Lisa

oldpony66
Jun. 13, 2011, 04:15 PM
Fun idea! I just joined... now how do you post pictures without linking all the pics of my son's motorcycle, prom, and other non-horsey pictures?

PRS
Jun. 13, 2011, 06:26 PM
Love the idea! I just asked to join too. I love taking picture while riding so often carry my camera with me.

pnalley
Jun. 13, 2011, 07:18 PM
I just asked to join too.

Ozalynda
Jun. 14, 2011, 12:56 AM
Didn't mean to set it up so approval was necessary, but I can't figure out how to change that! Everyone is welcome!

Char
Jun. 14, 2011, 10:30 AM
I just asked to join as well - what a great idea!

Ozalynda
Jun. 15, 2011, 12:54 AM
65 members in just over 24 hours. :D And some really wonderful pictures everyone is posting. Something about seeing those horse ears in the picture makes it so possible to imagine being there yourself...

Thanks so much to everyone who joined and shared their ride glimpses!

Ginger
Jun. 15, 2011, 09:03 AM
Thanks for setting up this group!! I'm really enjoying all the photos, hope to get a few up soon.

monique1986
Jun. 15, 2011, 10:04 AM
I joined too! Very cool...

ChocoMare
Jun. 15, 2011, 10:27 AM
Oh cool! I've asked to join too! :D

ChocoMare
Jun. 15, 2011, 10:42 AM
Yay, video posted!

P.S. See if Facebook will let you Fix the Though to "Through" ;)

Ozalynda
Jun. 15, 2011, 02:06 PM
Yay, video posted!

P.S. See if Facebook will let you Fix the Though to "Through" ;)

:lol::lol:
Thanks!!! I hadn't caught that!!! It is corrected now. :yes:

Beverley
Jun. 15, 2011, 05:05 PM
Great idea! I have a video and some pics, will see what I can post tonight.

PRS
Jun. 17, 2011, 07:59 PM
Wow! 158 members already.

baylady7
Jun. 20, 2011, 12:52 PM
Just posted some pics from a ride last week- what a cool site!

Ozalynda
Oct. 14, 2013, 04:54 PM
Just thought I would update this thread. We now have 1,631 members in As Seen Through Horses' Ears and 4,831 photos posted from ALL OVER THE WORLD.

itwasyou
Oct. 15, 2013, 02:28 PM
This is one of my favorite things on FB. I've posted a few pics and I love seeing horses all over the world. Thanks for starting this group!

Beverley
Oct. 16, 2013, 01:10 AM
It is a VERY fun page. I haven't posted anything lately, long story short this has not been a good year for my usual trail rides due to non horsey matters but it's always fun to see the pix!

Bells
Oct. 16, 2013, 11:52 AM
Through the seen through the ears page we met a woman from Denmark. Last year she came to stay w/our neighborhood (she purchased her ticket and we provided housing, our horses to ride, and transport). We have had the BEST time w/her. She was very brave to take a chance on us and we are really happy she did. She sponsored 2 from our neighborhood last summer and they went all over Denmark. I had conflicting plans last year but hope to go next summer. She comes back next week for another 2 weeks. And it looks like a few more Danes that the 2 met while in Denmark will be coming next April.

So a really nice way to meet people is on this page :)

Appsolute
Oct. 16, 2013, 11:55 AM
Thanks for bumping this up!

Great idea! All of my non horsey friends love my "horse cam" photos - I am going and will post in a moment!

quietann
Oct. 16, 2013, 12:29 PM
OK, time to include the golden palomino fuzzy ears over there...

Eclectic Horseman
Oct. 16, 2013, 02:43 PM
Didn't mean to set it up so approval was necessary, but I can't figure out how to change that! Everyone is welcome!

Don't change it! Other FB groups that are open without needing permission to join get all kinds of SPAM!

hundredacres
Oct. 16, 2013, 02:44 PM
This is my favorite group on FB :). Susan Ross's pictures from the Scottish Highland KILL me....I'm homesick for a place I've never even been to!

sorrelfilly721
Oct. 18, 2013, 06:41 PM
This is my favorite group on FB :). Susan Ross's pictures from the Scottish Highland KILL me....I'm homesick for a place I've never even been to!

I agree! I love her pictures! She could make a calendar out of them.

itwasyou
Oct. 21, 2013, 03:23 PM
I love the calender idea!

RedHorses
Dec. 14, 2013, 07:58 PM
I'm so glad you bumped this thread up! I've asked to join. I've always felt the world looks best when seen through horse's ears! :yes:

harnessphoto
Dec. 15, 2013, 10:33 PM
Joined this group a while ago. Just dropping by to tell you that I love it and it really brightens my daily FB feed. Great idea!

NorthwoodsRider
Dec. 16, 2013, 07:14 AM
Isn't it great? Except now I totally want to ride in New Zealand, Australia, England, Denmark.... pretty much everywhere. So great to see all the different parts of the world through horses ears.

PRS
Dec. 30, 2013, 10:37 AM
My favorite group too! LOVE seeing Jon Tanner's pictures from Utah....he captures the most fabulous scenery.....and the scariest trails :eek:

Ozalynda
Feb. 8, 2014, 06:05 AM
Hi Everyone. Just thought I would update about the ASTHE group. We are now 6,292 members strong! We are starting a project to produce a calender from the group pictures. More information can be found at the pinned post at the top of the group.

If you aren't already a member, come on by and check out the scenery!!! Better yet, join the group and post your own ride pictures!

Cheers, Lisa
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ASTHE/

BlueLodge
Mar. 28, 2014, 11:33 PM
That is cute but some of those locations have made me very jealous! :)

CustomDesign
Apr. 7, 2014, 02:11 PM
I joined this group yesterday and for the past two days it's been my favorite thing on facebook! I find it hard not to "like" every single photo that's posted :) Thanks for starting it!

Murphy's Mom
Apr. 7, 2014, 03:38 PM
I joined! I do "Murphy-cam" shots on every trail ride.

NorthwoodsRider
Apr. 12, 2014, 10:57 PM
The "As Seen Through Horses' Ears" FB group has been growing exponentially lately, and hit 20,000 members today!

mojo7777
Apr. 13, 2014, 10:35 AM
I'm so excited to join this international group. When the rain stops, I will get out and take a pic of my favorite Iowa 'through the ears' view--coming out of the woods on top of a hill with a vista of fields, stream, hills and forest.

Top Trail Horse
Jun. 10, 2014, 03:14 PM
I LOVE this group on Facebook!

Ozalynda
Jun. 18, 2014, 12:55 AM
3 years old now and over 30,000 members! Who would have guessed!

Sooner or Later
Jun. 18, 2014, 06:47 PM
I've GOT to remind myself to check it out this evening when I'm home! It sounds wonderful!

OldMorgans
Jun. 20, 2014, 06:58 PM
It's my favorite place on Facebook. I enjoy seeing the photos. I am also glad that you stuck to the rules about naming locations.

sdlbredfan
Jun. 20, 2014, 08:13 PM
I too am a fan of that. I just love the scenery variety, through the ears.

Snowdenfarm
Jun. 21, 2014, 02:55 PM
I am on it! I posted once. I will post again when I have a post worthy view. I love to see all of the pictures from around the world. It is so fun to see that we are all doing the same thing -- even in Singapore!

Eclectic Horseman
Oct. 22, 2014, 08:48 AM
The CALENDAR is READY! Since the beginning of the ASTHE (As Seen Through Horse's Ears) group on Facebook, people were saying, "Gee, you ought to do a calendar! Well, they did. It can be purchased through lulu.com (just search for As Seen Through Horses' Ears) for about $26.00 including tax and shipping, and it is available all over the world--which is where the ASTHE members come from. Check it out. Christmas is coming, and we all need little gifts for horse people!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/lisa-engel-belhage/as-seen-through-horses-ears-2015-calender/calendar/product-21854388.html

Oh, and the even more wonderful thing? The proceeds of sales of the calendar are going to the horse rescue in Eygpt called Prince Fluffy Kareem,

LSMarnell
Oct. 22, 2014, 02:40 PM
Ohhhhhhh. I will have to get one. That is a worthy cause :D

ASTHE is the best group on FB!

AmarachAcres
Oct. 22, 2014, 03:12 PM
I'm a member of another one with a similar title and thought they were the same. Joined up with yours now, too!

Eclectic Horseman
Oct. 22, 2014, 03:18 PM
I'm a member of another one with a similar title and thought they were the same. Joined up with yours now, too!

ASTHE was the original Facebook group with this theme, but since they are very strict about not allowing photographs that are not taken through the ears of a horse, some other groups started up that are more liberal about what can be posted. ASTHE also requires that you post the location (city, state, country) where you took the photo, and do not allow multiple photos (albums) to be posted. They are very strict! :lol:

paulaedwina
Oct. 22, 2014, 04:32 PM
I absolutely adore that calendar! It is now on my shopping list.

ETA I've also asked to join the group. It struck me as a great way to get someone who is anxious about riding out to enjoy riding out. Pause, whip out the phone, take a horse-ear-framed picture and now you have evidence that you've done a cool thing!

Well done.

Paula

Appsolute
Oct. 22, 2014, 04:36 PM
They are very strict! :lol:

Oh yes, yes they are! I will have to check out the latest posted photos, I am sure there are beautiful ones.

I joined the group back when it had 1,600 members before it expanded exponentially (now it has 32,000+ :eek: ) - when it grew, they got new moderators, new rules - and there started to be a bunch of silly drama.

I got a strongly worded reprimanding message once on a photo I posted. It was a bit perplexing as I DID do the things the nasty gram was telling me I didn't - when I asked what the heck they wanted from me - I was told "oh, thats a pre- typed" nasty gram, and that I was correct, most of what was addressed in the note did not pertain to me.

Turns out they wanted the label to appear in a different manner - a way that was impossible to do from an Iphone.

I don't need to be scolded by strangers - so I left the group.

Ozalynda
Oct. 23, 2014, 12:55 AM
Hi everyone, I am glad those of you who are members of ASTHE are enjoying the group. Those of you who have had frustrating experiences, I apologise. Managing a group that exploded to over 32,000 members is not easy and does limit the wiggleroom. As group creator, I am also nostalgic sometimes for the cozy feeling back when we were only 1,600 members. On the other hand, we have members posting amazing photos from literally all corners of the world.

There is nothing about the requirements for posting that is impossible to do from an iPhone. Or a tablet, computer, android, blackberry, or whatever. All the points in the guidelines are carefully considered and the result of now three years of experience with the group. Yes, they are strict, but they are not difficult. Location is not more than country + area within that country, with everything spelled out. We don't want to know your street address! ;)

One of the wonderful things about the group is that it is essentially drama free. We went through a short period, perhaps what Appsolute is referring to, where there was a spat of snarkiness, but that has long since subsided.

Cheers, Lisa (aka Evil Admin)

Ozalynda
Oct. 23, 2014, 01:13 AM
13 of those fantastic around the world photos are featured in the calender. 100% of the proceeds go directly to supporting the egyptian horse welfare group Prince Fluffy Kareem. Have a look at their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/princefluffykareem). It is amazing what they are dealing with, and having some truly miraculous results.

We had a vote on the group for the charity to support with the 2015 calender. Next year we will vote again on a new charity to support with the calender sales.

Eclectic Horseman
Oct. 23, 2014, 05:54 AM
Thanks for chiming in, Ozalynda. You certainly speak for ASTHE far more knowledgeably than I can. I am just a happy member, not an administrator. I love looking at the photos on ASTHE and finding so many kindred spirits in the group.

AmarachAcres
Oct. 23, 2014, 04:18 PM
ASTHE was the original Facebook group with this theme, but since they are very strict about not allowing photographs that are not taken through the ears of a horse, some other groups started up that are more liberal about what can be posted. ASTHE also requires that you post the location (city, state, country) where you took the photo, and do not allow multiple photos (albums) to be posted. They are very strict! :lol:

Have no idea how many there are. The one I joined was started by a fellow NATRC competitor who often took pictures that way and thought it would be fun for her friends to share. Then it kept growing. When I heard someone mention the between the ears thing here I made the mistake of thinking they were talking about the same group.

I also am normally good about reading the rules but I joined on my phone and didn't see the pinned post, oops.

Nothing wrong with strict on a group that large!

Sooner or Later
Oct. 30, 2014, 09:23 PM
I received my ASTHE calendar today! Very nicely done! The photos are gorgeous! Good, heavy stock paper, and well packaged for shipping.

Bravo!!!!

Eclectic Horseman
Oct. 31, 2014, 07:38 AM
I received my ASTHE calendar today! Very nicely done! The photos are gorgeous! Good, heavy stock paper, and well packaged for shipping.

Bravo!!!!

And not just well packed for shipping. I was expecting a bubble mailer or mylar envelope. But it was shipped in a cardboard box, which will be easier to wrap and makes a nicer presentation for gifts. I can't believe that they do that for the price and still have more than $7.00 left over for the charitable donation to Prince Fluffy Kareem!