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Aaruba Goes Rodeo

Aaruba is going to be featured on a poster at the Stonewall Saddle Company booth at the upcoming AERC Annual Convention. Naturally, we need a good action shot to enlarge. So, I groomed him as well as a gray horse can be groomed in the dead of winter (which is to say, not very well!) and headed for the nearest hill.

He was a bit…er…fresh:


They did ask for an action shot:


Hmm. Perhaps we’ll trot ten miles or so before trying this again. The light wasn’t that great today, anyway. Allow me to point out that I kept smiling for the camera, secure in my beloved Stonewall, as Aaruba bucked all the way up the hill. The show must go on!
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13 responses

  1. LOL!!! These are fabulous shots! Maybe not for what you needed, but imagine them on a greeting card or something fun! Good for you sticking on him during those feisty bucks.I can sit a buck, but don’t give me those sideways jiggies or teleportation deals. lol!~Lisa

    February 2, 2009 at 1:02 am

  2. Outstanding photos! as usual……

    February 2, 2009 at 2:48 am

  3. Ha! Love it! Some great photos – don’t you just love it when they’re feeling that good :DGood luck with getting some shots that are more ‘suitable’!

    February 2, 2009 at 3:48 am

  4. LOL…Those pictures might not work for the image we are hoping to convey, although they do seem to suggest that the saddle does have a secure seat!

    February 2, 2009 at 5:48 am

  5. Too funny. Nice smile and presence of mind to keep smiling!I kinda am wondering about that saddle. I wonder if they have english billet options? I will go and ask them too.KK

    February 2, 2009 at 6:05 am

  6. Great photos, made me smile! I imagine my horse doing that once I am ready to climb aboard again!!

    February 2, 2009 at 6:24 am

  7. Bwuahahahaha! That’s great! All it needs is in picture text “Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee”

    February 2, 2009 at 2:34 pm

  8. When riding Illami the stallion this weekend in company of two lovely barb ladies on heat, I got pretty much the same effect! Lots of bucking and rearing but in between we had a great outing!

    February 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm

  9. Those pictures are hysterical! I agree with Laughing Orca, you should save them for a cool greeting card or even put one in a little frame.Aruba looks like he’s just having a good time.You make it look effortless riding those bucks in those pictures!!! Having been bucked off a few times in the past myself, I know what a challenge it can be to stay on!! Great job!!

    February 2, 2009 at 6:34 pm

  10. You know what your biggest mistake was? Telling Aaruba he was going to be a Poster Horse!Yeehaw!

    February 3, 2009 at 10:30 pm

  11. I think that second shot is GREAT!Got to get one of those saddles…..:)sj

    February 4, 2009 at 11:38 am

  12. awesome photos! I see what you mean about the light,, but I think they’re excellent for demonstrating the quality of the saddle. If it helps you stay on, it’s a good saddle!If it were me in that photo, the next shot would see me flying in the air. I admire your tenacity, er, or your adhesiveness, or whatever…

    February 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm

  13. Wow, what a ride! I love the second one! Glad you were able to stay on. Can’t wait to see the final poster shot!

    February 14, 2009 at 1:20 am

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