January 19, 2012

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. — Winston Churchill

This photo was shot on a trail ride in Pennsylvania in 2007. This magnificent river crossing was such a joy to shoot — and then I moved down river and caught the horses coming back as well. And not everybody had the best of luck, as evidenced in the photo below:

That’s the thing about water crossing and photographs, they are either or situations — you either get a great photo or a great photo of a wreck.

I always feel bad for the horses that trip because they get water in their ears and come with heads shaking and very unpleasant expressions on their faces. That has to suck.

And in a ninety degree shift in topic, today’s quote is from Mr. Winston Churchill — who said many very good and meaningful things about horses and horsemanship. Here is a fascinating little article I stumbled on regarding Churchill and his intervention that saved tens of thousands of World War I war horses. http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/in-the-media/churchill-in-the-news/1355-saving-war-horses If you follow the link off the Winston Churchill site, it will take you to a little more extensive account with a tie in back to the movie “War Horse.”

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