Monday, October 14, 2013

Dave Gibson Horse Photography

This blog is not a back to nature blog. nor an off the grid blog... like our Drift Away cruising blog, it is a lifestyle blog.  It is about what life is like living in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains while building our little homestead in the woods.  Our chosen lifestyle seems to include many animals, including a horse.

Pam is a horse person.  I am not, but I get it.  I really do.  So shortly after moving back to upstate New York, Pam bought a horse, some tack, and a horse trailer.  She's just getting back into horse-type events.   Yesterday was an informal gymkhana.  I brought my camera, of course.  It's what I do.

The first pic is just the decorations that Pam put at the head of our driveway.  I didn't know where else to post it, so I did it here.

And then off to the south side of the river (Mohawk) for a nice drive through the rolling hills of Montgomery County to the gymkhana!

This little girl in the pic below had the slowest horse.  Ever.  But that didn't stop her from having a fabulous time.  Just about every photo I took of her showed her ear to ear grin!

Maybe the adults have forgotten what's it's like to just relax and have fun?

Pam and Jeremiah.

This little girl was very photogenic.


One event was to ride your horse to the end of the corral, spin around on a baseball bat, and then run to the other end of the corral.   Please note the look of concern on the horse.

Here comes Pam!

After spinning around the bat ten times... um... do you notice how far off course she is?

A look of determination.

Another pony passed by.

And a good time was had by all.

Yesterday, we temporarily added another dog to our three dogs, two cats, and a horse.  What the heck.  Details to follow.


  1. Where's Pam's helmet??? Doesn't she know how dangerous it is??? I imagine she does, but... STILL!

  2. No thank you on the helmet thing..... Nope, not happening. I grew up riding without one and will never be comfortable with one. Wore one when i took huntseat lessons and it seemed strange. Cowgirls don't wear helmets. :)

  3. Yes, I understand, but it's the "PC" thing to do... Like bike riding, how many years did I ride without one??? However, our neighbor an avid mountain bike and road bikers just to a spill on the trail and broke his neck (like Dave, but much worse. His helmet sure didn't help him, maybe even made it worse. He's on the mend, may just be able to walk someday, maybe even ride again.

    Just stay safe.