Spring is here and things are busy. I traveled to Florida to shoot the Palm Beach Derby, the World Dressage Masters, and then the Challenge of the Americas. I worked hard, but had fun too. The weather was typical Florida, windy, sunny and did I mention windy? The wind was blowing so hard my big lens was like a sail, catching the wind and pulling the camera focus off the horse. But at least it wasn’t a COLD with SNOW or ICE!
At home, the local show spring show season got under way. I was happy to see friends, see the changes in both horses and riders as their hard work was coming together, polishing their rides and moving up the levels.
The new foals are starting to fill the stalls with their soft as silk muzzles and lanky legs. I love foals! I miss that part of breeding, the anticipation of waiting for the new foals, nights spent on foal watch and those first nickers. Good luck to all my friends who are waiting for their foals to arrive.
The other rite of spring is also under way, baseball season! The kiddos have started the weekly games and tournaments. Watching those games can be stressful! How many errors can 8 year olds make??? A LOT, but when they get it right, it’s so much more fun.