Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Almost wordless Wednesday

My camera is home, and this time I have reason to believe it's really, truly fixed.  To celebrate, today's "almost wordless" post is filled with pictures by... someone other than me! Shana Bobbitt took these photos at the Pioneer Posse Labor Day Barrel Race in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.  Enjoy!













9 comments:

  1. Some of these pairs look really fluid and correct, but some of these people really need to learn how to ride (and their horses look so unhappy). Very nice picture detail, though, and I'm glad your camera is fixed. :)

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  2. Congratulations on getting your camera back...again. Hopefully it's fixed this time. Shana got some awesome action pictures, but I have to say I'm surprised they let kids that age run barrels without a helmet.

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  3. wow those riders mean business - the kids AND adults lol! glad your camera is fixed

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  4. I cringe when I see kids running barrels without helmets...and then remember that I only started riding with a helmet a couple years ago (I'm 30). Did my parents not love me??

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  5. I am a big believer in helmets for kids (and everyone else!), but I didn't wear one regularly until the last five years or so.

    I never wore mine when I was a kid except when I was taking lessons... and I stopped taking lessons when I was thirteen. When I get back to the Snickers series, I will be writing about the stable-with-no-adults where there were no rules, no helmets and absolutely no common sense. My mother says she never worried about it back then. She should have.

    :)

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  6. The rider at the end... I never knew riders could do the splits on horseback! I guess she's just encouraging him on but she looks like an albatross!

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  7. The last three pictures are horrible. There is a reason that barrel racers have the stigma of being terrible riders. Those horses are saints! You don't need to be half hanging off (or completely off in the case of the last picture) of your horse in order to run a good pattern. Watch the pros - they stay in the saddle and look nothing like that.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. I love the world of speed and action, but I can hardly manage watching it. People kicking the heck out of their horses, and just general bad horsemanship. Really bothers me.

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  8. Love the little pony. How do I get a copy so I can use it for model horse performance.

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