Not many horses have the talent for a great sliding stop, but it’s one of the traits that sets the Quarter Horse apart from other breeds. For the A-Z Archive Challenge letter “Q” it seemed appropriate to highlight one of those special moments that cowboys and cow horses share, when the ideal sliding stop comes together with a confident, balanced effort and lots of flying dirt. So much fun!
I’d planned to take a break when the IHSA reining competition started this afternoon, but as I watched the first few competitors ride I found myself back at the rail, camera in hand. It was just too irresistible. So I shot the rest of the class with another photographer, exchanging ideas and camera settings as we experimented. The spectators whooped and whistled for their riders as they galloped, spun and slid on their new mounts, adding to the excitement and […]