A bittersweet day for a young competitor, her with her pony, clearing a jump.
Riding in their last show she will soon be on a new horse.
As dad to two girls who ride I am well aware that “Horses” and “Heartache” go hand in hand.
They outgrow their “first love” ponies and move on to new horses with a mix of excitement for the new, and sadness for what must be left behind.
501 as of 2014/03/13
209 as of 2013/03/28
160 as of 2013/01/01
East London, South Africa
I cover equine events
Camera: Pentax K5
Lens: Sigma APO 70-200 F2.8 EX DG OS
Focal Length: 200mm
Exposure Time: 1/1250th
Exposure Bias: +0.7
Support: Hand Held
Post Processing: Cropped slightly