I feel like I haven't stopped for a second these last few weeks.
Spring is always a busy time of year at our house because it's baseball season. My son plays baseball year round, but in the spring the schedule becomes chaotic insane nonstop.
Yesterday I had a morning photo shoot with a horse.
Two horses, actually.
I don't know if I've ever mentioned Money Town has its own stables and a lot of equestrian trails? Along with The Real Housewives, there are horsey people living in Money Town too.
This is Rio:
His mane is naturally wavy … it hasn't been braided to get that fancy hot-guy look.
This is (a very affectionate) Austin with his owner:
They love each other.
I haven't had time to go through all the photos yet, but these two struck me immediately. I think I'm going to have a hard time narrowing down the best shots, because at first glance there seem to be quite a few special ones.
Getting good horse photos is more difficult than you would think. Ideally, you want to get a shot with the horses ears UP, but a lot of time the ears are twitching around – first UP and then DOWN.
One ear goes UP while the other ear goes DOWN ….
Well, you get the idea.
I told Rio and Austin's owner I'd like to pay them a few visits so they get used to both me and my camera. Mainly, I just want to spend more time with them because I fell in love with both of them.
I brought Rio and Austin carrots and apples so they would like me. (They did. At least, they liked me as long as I was feeding them!) Austin is the more curious of the two, and wanted to slobber on check out my camera up close.
Austin accidentally stepped on me. I was wearing my Nike Free running shoes which means it was pretty much like being barefoot.
It was my fault; Austin didn't even know anything had happened. Do you know how much a quarter horse weighs?
A lot! (I think about a thousand pounds?)
But that's okay …
Because guess what?
After all I've gone through, a broken toe is just not a big deal.
Spending a morning with Rio and Austin was worth it.
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