The Grooms!

Here is a photo of one of the digital photos that would come up when a horse and rider came into the ring in the team jumping final at the FEI World Championships Herning 2022. What do I love about the photo? The Groom! This is the first time I have seen the grooms given…

Something FABULOUS for Friday!

This link is to the Freestyle of Charlotte Fry, riding for Great Britain, in the World Championships in Herning Denmark this past week. She won the individual Gold Medal for the Grand Prix Special and then came the final part of the dressage competition. This is the best Freestyle I have ever seen and I…

My Photographic Groove!

Anne Sandler, of Slow Shutter Speed blog, has given us this weeks lens artists photo challenge. ” What is your photographic groove? Well, it is not hard for me to answer that. Horses and horse photographs. When I started blogging I quickly realized that taking photos of horses was not so easy. They are always…

Water water everywhere!

The weather has been hot, hot, hot and the birds both big and small have been grateful for the bird baths. It is the first time I have seen one of the mourning doves in the bird bath having a splash. At first I saw this dove in the bath and it was taking a…

Belinda Trussell and Biasini- Dressed in Blue.

On Monday Biasini and Belinda did not speak, in advance, to coordinate their wardrobes. But Super Groom Lexi had Biasini in a lovely Parisian blue Equestrian Stockholm saddle pad and Belinda was wearing teal blue t-shirt. What a pair! Belinda started Biasini in stretching trot. Then she moved on to canter, forward and back. Then…

Monday Minstrel: spotted horses.

This is a photo of the spotted horses found in the Peche Merle Cave in Dordogne, France and dates to 25,000 BC. Here is a quote from Tamsin Pickeral’s book “The Horse . 30,000 years of the Horse in Art.” The spotted horses may have been an actual representation of horses in that area at…

Busy Black and White

This is my response to Cees CBWC .This week it is all about “busy”photos.

I’m a Fan of Squirrels!

I love to watch the squirrels that come to eat up the seeds that the birds drop from the bird feeder. They are all such characters! They also like to have a drink from the ground level bird bath. So I am dedicating this post to squirrels and linking it to Jez “Fan of ”…

The Freestyle: London 2012

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
The Freestyle! The Individual Dressage Medals!¬† British fans had gone all out with flags and fascinators¬† to show their support for the British riders. The sun was shining brilliantly as we took out seats. I knew this would be a hard fought competition and we were to have the pleasure of…