Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cowboys Shadow

During the ACHA weekend at about 7:30 pm each day the sunlight shown on the backfence boards. I looked over and saw a great shadow of the turnback and herdholder with a golden halo. When I tripped my strobes an additional larger shadow of the turnback rider appeared.

Cowboy Cooling Station

During the past weekend I have been in Brenham at the Nueces Canyon Ranch for the American Cutting Horse Association Weekend. Yesterday I had a little time to photograph some behind the scenes photos and found this Cowboy Cooling Station in the horse barn. It did not see a lot of use this weekend as temperatures were more like early April than late March.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Visit with the Foals of 2007

This past Saturday after work I went over to visit with the foals. April is the most eager for visitors. This is one of few images I was able to get with my long lens as she came right over to visit and stuck with me as long as I was in the pasture. Since she was an orphan foal and was nursed by people for her first two weeks, she has a weak bond to her nursemare and is most interested in people.

Colena's colt on the other hand, is more reserved and while he will come to visit, is hesitant about any human touch. He and April are now fast friends, but as a colt he is a bit curious about Aprils really large Dam. I watched as he went over to the water trough and drank right next to Aprils' Clydesdale nursemare. To my surprise he walked over and took a sample to see if it was the same as normal mares milk.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dancing Cow?

Is this a Dancing Cow? or a cow about to make an escape from the cutter and run back to where I am taking photos? It sort of reminds me of that song when were were kids - Put you left foot out and shake it all about, or something like that.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bluebonnet Stakes May 4-6, 2007

Bluebonnet Stakes is over and now I am in a battle to get all the images online. I have spent the better part of two days editing all the limited age, 50,000NP, and Youth Scholarship photos. I am now uploading them to the site. Tomorrow I work on the regular Bluebonnet CHa Weekend show photos. The photo on this post is Ju Hick cutting out a cow in the Open Derby.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Bluebonnet Stakes Preview

I will be leaving tomorrow for Brenham, Texas and the 2007 Bluebonnet Stakes to be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds Friday -> Sunday. The photo to your left is one of my favorite youth photo from a few years ago.