To say this horse has presence is an understatement. The first time I saw him was earlier this year in March. I spotted him again this afternoon and had the pleasure of watching him warm up. He exudes power, strength and presence wrapped up with grace and athleticism, an engaging combination of traits for sure. I always feel like i have been granted a bit of a treat when i lay eyes on this lovely stallion.
Who are our stars of tomorrow?
I don’t often go to Pony Club events, but when i do it strikes me that maybe I’m watching one of our future great riders in action. It can be a long day out in the sun or worse the rain, as the classes inevitably run toward the lower grades the temptation to skulk away becomes ever stronger. But cute combinations abound in the lower grades and frankly some of them are really rather good. Was that a mini Mark Todd or a Jonelle Price in the making that just trotted by? One day I may be rewarded. Eventing glory may be just strides away for one of those cute combinations who just rode past. Only time will tell.
But we will have to see about that, what i do have is rather a lot of pictures. I am often asked ‘where can i see all your photos’. It was never my intent to assume the role of event photographer, my goal was to improve my skills and catch up with friends on the various circuits and get some background shots for an art project i was thinking about. If i had a blueprint in mind at all it was to document the lives of horses in our time, what do they do? what are they used for? who cares for them? So the reality is the only place you are likely to see the complete picture is in my hard drive. I’m pretty sure i have don’t even have the whole picture. That said i do post in a variety of places on the web and this will be an attempt to tie the varying strands together. The fact that i am easily distracted and can neither spell nor punctuate particularly well could make this a somewhat lofty goal.
but anyway one of the other places i really like to hang out is;
its not all horses but they do feature rather a lot