Dash needed some training for patience, so Ashley decided to pony with him. Ponying is when you have a horse follow you while you ride and hold the lead rope. Dash is young and still has spunk, so his patience wore thin fast. He tried to bite Lexus' tail and tossed his head a bit, but he calmed down soon enough.
I've been wanting to work on a larger project for a while. These are a few images of a new project I sort of stumbled upon. The rodeo scene is something I've been familiar with since high school. I think it's fascinating; the amount of work that goes into training, and the community that is unique to the sport. It's still in the process; any feedback is welcome, and there's more to come!
Dash is about a year old, and he's Ashley's future barrel racing horse. He hasn't been gelded yet, and he's started to feel his oats. It comes in phases. He's quirky, a little clumsy, and has no idea what personal space is. Even so, he's pretty cute.
Thank goodness for Ashley. I get to practice with portraits and play with lighting while she gets beautiful photos. This was one of our last-minute, late-night, "hey, let's take some photos," nights. I've been loving the look of early 20th century photos, so I applied it to these. I don't think they work for every type of photo, but I like the influence here.