A young friend of mine invited me to a local horse show last weekend in which she was participating. It had been a long time since I had been to a horse show, but my memories are intact. My oldest daughter was quite active in the local show circuit in her younger years. She longs to get back to it now, but can’t afford to buy a horse, truck and trailer and pay for board.
I was eager to go back to the whole experience of the show world, this time without any pressures, just a new camera and lens. Back when my daughter was showing, I took very few photos. I thought I was a lousy photographer.
I still have a lot to learn. But, I thought I would try to capture the flavor of a horse show on a hot, dusty day…
The children were there as always, racing their ponies.
I saw people just having a good time sitting by the clubhouse and a girl with her horse hoping for ribbons.
There was one young man with a nice build and tan who rode his horse around without his shirt on. It was plenty hot for sure in the mid 90’s, but I thought perhaps he was also advertising stud services. I wasn’t going to take a photo of him front on. But I did take this one… Oh for the good old days! Some things never change.