Saturday, July 14, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Equine event

How can a child (and his/her mom) resist?
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back, and the shadow hunters and huntresses look (and we always seem to be on the prowl) for shadowy elements for capture and sharing. Today it is the street fair Derby Day a few weeks ago, and attraction perfectly suited to kids was the horse and pony rides. What first captures attention is JC's Pony Party mascot, the smiling horse on the sign that elicits from all a smile :) 


Although she barely fits in the saddle, Charlie Horse gives a smooth ride
Gentle is the operative
Of course, the horses and ponies in this endeavor are quite gentle and seem aware of the precious cargo riding atop, and follow the equally gentle commands of their handlers. Note that the city name on the tall equine - Derby - how apropos! Not to mention the stars and stripes also painted on his flanks...
The horsies are the actors that work well on their stage, which is a open and empty grass lot. A true venue for actors with hooves...

18 comments:

Patti said...

A venue for actors with hooves! Love it.

Happy shadow seeking, my dear.

TexWisGirl said...

too cute. :) visiting from SSS2

Sylvia K said...

Ah, reminds me of days gone by! What wonderful, happy shadow shots for the day, Ralph! Love those horses!! Have a great weekend!

Paula Scott said...

I used to have my own horse-this brings back memories of that. Except we didn't have body paint for them! Thanks for the nostalgic trip!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hell Lil Bro!

How's everything? It seems your enjoying your sunny days, huh? OMG... I missed horseback riding. My kind of chillaxing time when I was a kiddo §:-)

How's Patti and the children? School break? Hoope everyone are in the best of everything.

Happy SSS & have a blessed w/end.
/Chie

frayedattheedge said...

I think the last time I was on a pony was when I was the same age as the liitle ones in your photos!!

colleen said...

So much summer fun. The horse casts a pretty small shadow for its size.

robin. said...

sweet shots today ralph. thought about you today as old cars passed my eye in a parade. i've got some shots of them that you will see posted sometime...happy weekend!!!

Catherine said...

a real fun event...

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love seeing little ones enjoying their first ride on a horse! Their faces always seem to have a mix of fear and excitement which blossoms into pure joy (most times!) Lovely scenes!

chubskulit said...

Pony rides is always fun for the kids, my children love it.

My Shadows
Have a blessed Sunday!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph : )
Thank you for such sweet comments on my post ! I love the fact that you and your family truly enjoyed PEI and it's famous red headed girl : )
My grandmother gave me the original book when I was just a child, sadly with all of the moves I lost it.
But the stories never leave your memory thankfully!
Your pony post is too cute ! I love that they painted the flanks of the horse (like face paintings for people : )
I still remember my first horse ride when I was only 3 or 4 .. my sister and I had a ball .. I still remember the names of the two horses .. Peaches and Carmel .. isn't it funny what we can remember and what we can't ? LOL
A very fun post Ralph .. thanks !
Joy : )

BLOGitse said...

It must be an adventure when a kid has her/his first riding...
Happy Sunday!
ps. that guy came to our room with a key - reception mixed codes and cave the same room for other guests too!
We got a basket full of fruits and a bottle of sparkling but never going back again. sigh!

MyMaracas said...

I haven't seen pony rides in ages! As a horse-crazy little girl, I used to love those. My father in law had a horse named Fred who was so gentle with kids that they referred to him as "the baby sitter".

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely shots of children and ponies! Great way to instill a love of horses. Great shadows for the week!

EG CameraGirl said...

So sweet!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How neat to be introduced to horses at an early age!

Befriending the Dark

HOOTIN ANNI said...

How sweet...reminds me of when my first grandson was about 5 or so, and it was HIS first horse ride...now he's 23!!!

Great images.