Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Horse is a Horse....

We had a great time a couple of weeks ago at the German Shorthair Dog Trials. The day was a bit chilly, but sun was shining and it was just wonderful to get out in nature and walk the fields. The trial itself is difficult to actually "see" unless you're on horse-back. So.... I enjoyed the walk and picture-hunting, and Daryl took off with a friend who had a dog in the competition.

Horses have always made me a little nervous. They're so big! But there is also something so majestic and historic about these creatures. I decided I would focus my photo efforts on finding a way to showcase the power, and soul, of the horses. Going outside my comfort zone a bit, I moved in close and found some shots:But of course, since the day was really about the beautiful, hard-working bird dogs, we had to take some shots of favorites. What personality.

And at the end of the day, a welcome rest.

It was so nice to be outside, enjoying sunshine and calm weather. A day outdoors listening to the creek run, the dogs yelp, and the horses stomp.

Yes, spring has sprung and everyone is ready for it.



S. Etole said...

What fun photos and day!

Jeanie said...

Some stunning photos that capture the beauty and personality of these wonderful animals. I love horses -- but not from the saddle! Their faces, so expressive! Sounds like fun!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Beauty well captured, wonderful!