Rule #1 of riding, “Keep the horse between yourself and the ground,” is easier said than done.
And it certainly doesn’t help that the animals we’re dealing with are sentient beings with thoughts, opinions and (occasionally bad) ideas all of their own.
Negotiating with them can be tricky and sometimes… let’s just say not everybody is on quite the same page. Exhibit A: These Instagram photos of recent misses, near misses and other assorted “oh dear” moments from the winter circuit.
A photo posted by Gabriela Lutz – Fotografia (@gabilutzfotografia) on
A video posted by Matilyn Skinner (@matilynskinner) on
It’s crazy how much SSP has grown since last WEF. Last year we had nothing close to 5k followers with no video account, and very few actually “decent” photos. Today, our video account (@ssp_videography) reached 10k, and we have over 23k followers on here. Yea yea, it’s not about the followers, but it’s amazing to see what an impact our photos (and videos) have had in the equine community! Ofc I couldn’t have done it without Biz (@auto.swap) who came to WEF with me for the first time last year, all riders who’ve shared my photos, and all of our amazing SSP riders. I’m looking forward to seeing you all next weekend!! #wef2016
A photo posted by The Chronicle (@chronofhorse) on
A photo posted by Shannon O (@soreilly_photography) on
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