I was asked by my friend and the instructor at the stable, if I could photograph their spring student showcase. I was nervous about doing it (more butterflies than I normally get). I've never been a big animal lover (I don't mind them - don't get the wrong idea) but I learned a lot about horses and their personalities that day! Those horses have HUGE personalities, as do their riders!
And let me tell you, the weather was nasty for mid-May. Cloudy and a COLD wind!!!!
This guy is a gentle giant and him sticking his tongue out...yes, so funny!
I love the tenderness in this photo. It just melts my heart!
These three ladies (and horses) were amazing!
This is my sister-in-law:
These young ladies did an awesome job!
More fantastic riders!
And I won't lie, the jumping was pretty spectacular!
A few "artsy" shots:
I always ask my subjects to give me some attitude at some point in their shoot. Well, I didn't ask this time - but I think this tail swish is full of it and I LOVE it!
Thank you Hendrik Stables for asking me to "participate" in this event. I loved it!