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Location: Waitangi Day, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand 6th Feb 2013.

This young man was using his horse to get a grandstand view of the proceedings across the road.

Panasonic LUMIX GH2 at32mm,14×140 lens, 1/250, f/8, iso 160, manual.
From a single RAW image.


waitangi, waitangi day, bay of islands, new zealand, horse, standing on, crowd


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    This young man was using his horse as a mobile grandstand to view the proceedings at Waitangi Day.

  • cullodenmist
    cullodenmistover 1 year ago

    Now that’s having confidence in your horse…
    ( I wouldn’t )

  • Yes, I think he was showing off a bit Larry !

    – Roy Massicks

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Ride ’em cowboy! Does need a calm well-bahaved horse, though! Well seen and taken. Roy.

  • Thank you David – In the course of a couple of hours I came across this horse about three times and he was very well behaved.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 1 year ago

    LOL Your so funny!!!Nice one dear Roy.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine and for the favourite. The crowd was about seven or eight deep watching the waka’s ( canoes ) coming into the beach so he would have had a good view from up there !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Great capture Roy .. some confidence to just stand on his horse like that ~ not me thanks!

  • Many thanks Susie – I believe if horses were meant to be ridden they would have come with a built in armchair………ha ha !

    – Roy Massicks

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    wow .. that is one brave young man .. he must really trust his horse .. great shot

  • For a horse person Angel – you would know ! Thank you for your kind comment. Think there was also a bit of bravado there too……!

    – Roy Massicks

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Ok Roy.. well looking here in this wonderfull action photo.. seeing you standing there on that Horse..I say WOW
    (^_^) ..nice shooting here Roy mate

  • In your dreams John ! Not me, I feel that if we were meant to ride horses they would come equipped with built in armchairs ! Thank you for your very kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

  • Many thanks Joseph for the feature .

    – Roy Massicks

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 1 year ago

    I assume he was looking for his date

  • Yep, when she found out it was a horse and not a car, she did a bunk…….lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • Many thanks Guendalyn for your great comment and favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

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