Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Junior Horsemen's Playday

Saturday's event was fun for kids of all ages, and the horses seemed to enjoy it too. It was hard to pick just one Daily Photo image, but I think this spontaneous embrace showing the bond between rider and horse says it all.

What I mostly saw was timed sprinting, and I wasn't close enough, or expert enough to get good competition shots, but the spectators had me busy. Click here for additional horsey photos of the event on my overflow blog.


Rosie said...

That sounds like a fantastic day.
I remember how much I loved riding a horse when I was a child. It was a fantastic feeling of adventure and freedom.
Great post Eliane.

Rosie said...

Sorry Elaine
My typing is very poor...I meant El ai ne not Eliane!
It is too early for me. I need mroe coffee... see you later ;)

Marlow Traore said...

great shot and it looks like the wounded heroes in a western movie;)

Happy Wednesday

Anonymous said...

This is probably as good as it gets. Nice photography.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Great, great shot that truly captures the emotions you describe.

Halcyon said...

Awww... what a sweet picture. I always thought it would be difficult to judge horses. I think they all have their own beauty.

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I love this shot!

Knoxville Girl said...

That's a really sweet moment. Good capture!
I've never ridden a horse, but I can imagine hanging onto the horses's neck wondering how the h#ll I got up there. :O

Bursa Daily Photo said...

What a lovely picture!

iBlowfish said...

I really like it. In my mind this girl showed her affection to horse. Excellent captured.

USelaine said...

Rose - thank you. I used to take English style riding lessons as a girl too, but I never had my own horse. And don't worry, my name gets mangled all the time.

Marlow - that's funny!

Abraham - it looked like a sudden moment of bliss when it happened.

FL - thank you so much.

Hal - there will be horse shows coming up later this year, and I hope I remember to seek them out. I hope you saw the extra photos linked in my Overflow.

Kelly - thanks, I do too.

KG - you don't know what you're missing!

Bursa and iBlowfish - Thank you both. I had a fun hour or so snapping away to my heart's content.

Rosie said...

I grew up in Brazil where horse riding lessons were unheard off.
It was just a natural path for someone living in the country like me.

You must do it! It is wonderful... find a calm and sweet mare for your first ride and you will never forget the experience...

alexandra said...

Hi, Eliane,nice photography.Best regards from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

alexandra said...

¡Sorry, Elaine, not Eliane!

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