Best of 2018

Happy New Year, dear readers. I thought I’d have a look back at my most popular posts from 2018. I’ve used the WordPress stats page to see which posts had the most views, and here’s the top 10: It’s been lovely to look through my old posts, especially as I haven’t taken many photos lately.Continue reading “Best of 2018”

Best Christmas Outfit

17/12/16 – Edited to add: The vote is now closed! Thank you for voting. The winner is number 10! Congratulations 🙂 —- At the weekend I was at the Christmas Show Jumping competition at Rheidol Riding Centre. While rosettes were awarded for the various rounds, there wasn’t an award for the best dressed rider onContinue reading “Best Christmas Outfit”

Partners

I was looking through recent photos thinking about what would be suitable for this week’s photo challenge and it was going to be all about insects but then I realised I had some perfect examples of partnership in photos of my daughter, Abi, riding. The partnership between the rider and the horse is essential toContinue reading “Partners”

Big and small boundaries

Ok, so where do we go with boundaries? How about this fence which is quite literally the boundary of the field, stopping me from getting in and the cows from getting out. There are many boundaries in this photo. My daughter is riding along the boundary fence in the show-jumping area of the field. ThereContinue reading “Big and small boundaries”

Beach Riding

So, yesterday, I spent quite a large amount of time getting ridiculously windswept and covered in sea spray! But it was for a good cause. My daughter asked for a beach ride for her birthday, so I had arranged for her, her friend and her friend’s mum to go to Nolton Stables in Pembrokeshire andContinue reading “Beach Riding”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

I was thinking about what photos I had that fit with the photo challenge this week (descent). One of the things I take quite a lot of photos of is my daughter riding, and while she’s jumping over many jumps I try to capture the moment when the pony takes off and lands on theContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent”

Like Flying

This is my daughter at a Show Jumping competition at the weekend. As you’d imagine, I took a LOT of photos, and after sifting through them all, I think this is the best one. It’s well-focused (unlike many of the photos!) and I like how my daughter’s face is showing how much she is concentrating, but alsoContinue reading “Like Flying”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

This photo sums up my daughter’s joy in riding. She adores horses and ponies and she is always delighted when she gets to go riding. This was taken before a Show Jumping competition earlier this year, when she was very excited and joyful to be riding Dotty the pony, and to be doing jumping, whichContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy”