Samarice – a Horse story

Samarice -horses who are carrying a cargo saddle, mostly used for carrying woods.

Yesterday, I followed them through their working day. Family Ritan from small village beneath Kozara mountain. There are four brothers and 30 horses. They work every day, starting at 6:30 am until 4:00 pm. Only very hard rain or extreme cold day could stop them to go in to forest. Their job is to hoist all the woods that cutters took down few days before. Most of these woods are in rough terrain so no conventional transportation method is possible. Horses are carrying woods from forest to the nearest road that is accessible by some truck or other heavy vehicle. Heavy job for both human and horse. Fascinating scene was to see a caravan that rub through snow and mud carrying big pile of heavy and wet pieces of woods. Horses are going through a forest on their own. Humans are there to load and unload their cargo, but from loading to unloading site their are without any help by the humans. Sometimes they are going in pair, sometimes alone and everything you can hear through forest is horse neighing.

Please click on this image to see full story or just click HERE

Samarice full story 40 images

Many thanks to Mr. Simo Brdar whose documentary film “Samarice” was a inspiration to me and who helped me to contact family Ritan.

Author: Igor Motl

Freelance photographer from Prijedor, Bosnia whos work is mainly based on portrait photography and photo stories.

6 thoughts on “Samarice – a Horse story”

  1. Odlična priča. Možda bi mogao da je ponudiš nekim časopisima. Recimo od National Geographic Junior pa dalje. (Čini mi se da je to već neko rekao…hm…) 🙂

    Sviđa mi se što si krenuo svojim putem. 😉

  2. Thx guys on multilingual comment! 🙂
    I surely will try to offer it and Borut, thank you for presenting it to your editor. No matter what he decides, THANK YOU!!!

    1. Da, čitao sam ali nisam bio zadovoljan ishodom i izgledom većine od tih ponuđenih opcija. Odlučio sam se za Viewbook jer je čist, fotografije su velike i prilagođavaju se rezoluciji ekrana, mogu da dodajem tekst za svaku fotografiju itd. Korištenje je besplatno prvih mjesec dana i nakon toga se plaća i ja ću najvjerovatnije to i da učinim jer mi se čini kao dobra opcija za prezentovanje online portfolia.

  3. We are a gaggle of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community.

    Your site offered us with useful information to work on.
    You have done a formidable process and our whole community can be grateful to you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: