Marla rides Pirouette over various jumps on Oct 25th
No lil’ones session was planned this morning as school is off and some kids aren’t in town, but Marla got to join another girl early this afternoon for a serious jumping lesson
Our friend Camille was here and helped out during the whole thing
Pirouette had been interrupted during her lunch, and wasn’t in the most cooperative of moods…
Marla dealt with it pretty efficiently
Today’s team : Marla and Lou (which also is Marla’s second name !)
Lighting conditions were complex and unfavorable. Gloomy day, lots of white washed skies outside, and dark shadow areas inside
That’s when I really wished I had been shooting a mirrorless camera, and enjoying WYSIWYG full time exposure live view, instead of my Nikon DSLR
But the Nikon is what I had, and overall it performed satisfyingly
Unlike the lil’ones usual session, most of today’s lesson was done at a dynamic trot, and lope
I just can’t believe how stunning Pirouette has become. We’ve had her for 8 months now, and she is just a totally different horse
See what I mean ?…
Sure, she was immediately cleaner after clipping, but see how rail thin she was ?
That’s what 8 months of loving care and proper handling can do. Heartwarming
Lou and Polhaar are a good team, and Lou rode masterfully today
While Marla dealt with her tricky pony pretty well too
Horrible contrast, high ISO and fast moving subjects make for very imperfect pictures, but sometimes you just want to have the images, flawed or not
I think Marla will cherish having all those memories of her first real personal pony when she grows up
“At the trot” had said Gwen…
Pirouette didn’t want no stinking trot, and considering Marla’s smile, she was pretty content with loping to those poles
And jump over them
Getting correct exposure of Polhaar in those circumstances is nearly impossible, due to her coat color !
This looks like so much fun, I want to do the same !
My hard headed mule ❤
Spur of the moment shutter hitting !
Camille and Marla are really close buddies, despite the age difference
Now, that’s a nice hop !
I like that, aside from being a great sports, riding bring kids together this way
A tired pony, a happy little girl, and for once, the world is a good place