I took part in my first horse show last weekend. It was nerve-wracking, scary, and lots of fun! I rode an adorable Morgan horse named Gemini, trained by the Wick family over at Hardwood Creek Farm in Minnesota.
I was the one riding, of course, so my husband gets the credit for the following photos. He didn’t do half-bad, considering he was also keeping our two little ones in check!
Plus, arenas are notoriously bad for photos– poor lighting, lots of photo bombs, fast-moving, etc.– but I wanted to share them with you anyway. Enjoy!
I feel so fortunate that I’ve had the chance to write about some amazing people for HorseChannel.com.
If you’re a horse person too, you might like to check them out!
In this piece, I emphasize that it’s never too late to get involved in the horse world!
I also loved writing this one, about a mother and daughter pair I know who both ride.
Finally, if you love art and horses, you will probably love the artists I feature in this piece.
I don’t want to leave you empty-photo-handed, so here’s a shot I took at a recent horse show here in Minnesota (F.A.S.H: Friends of the American Saddlebred Horse). [Trust me, it’s no easy feat getting a clear shot of a moving animal in a poorly lit arena! And I love this shot!]
There is a lot of construction on my current route to the barn, so I took the scenic route yesterday. I was so inspired that I stopped about 5 times on the way home from my riding lesson to take some shots of what I found along the road.
We hauled both kids and took the 3.5 hour flight down to the Gulf Coast of Florida last month. I was excited to try out my new camera in a different environment. So while no horses were to be found in the area, I still enjoyed some beautiful natural moments.
Here are some of my favorite shots.
That’s all for now, though I could add about 100 other favorites :).