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Sunday, August 5, 2012

SUNDAY STILLS - SPORTS

Mid August marks the Walnut Hill Carriage Competition, a sport that is very Victorian in nature.
It is held in Pittsford, New York and is the biggest competition of it's kind in the US.

Several years ago (as I had attended many of these events) I really wanted to have my POA trained to drive.  I got her a harness and started line driving.
 Then she went to my friend Andrea for training.
 She looked gorgeous pulling her cart.
After working her in hand for months, my knee (that I just had replaced) was really giving me trouble.  When I got her home we had a bad experience the first time she was hooked and I really wondered if all this was worth it.  I did not want her to get hurt (me either) so I ended up selling off my harnesses and cart and turned her into a riding horse.  Disappointed but still think it was the right thing to do.  

So now, I just keep going to Walnut Hill to see how it is really supposed to be done and am happy taking photographs.








An amazing sport!

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8 comments:

  1. Very interesting - I had no idea Abbé started her career as a driving horse. Auke, the Friesian I used to have, was broke to drive when we bought him but we never invested in the tack or cart.

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  2. Lori, this blog will be forwarded to a friend, who does horse driving, her husband builds the carriages, in NZ's South Island. The big horses look wonderful, with their white 'socks' is that the right term??Yes, a great sport, no racing or jumping, very graceful for everyone. Cheers, Jean

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  3. A truely beautiful competition. :)

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  4. That's very interesting. I had no idea an event like this even excisted. Fun that the people attending dress the part too.

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  5. wow really wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed the black beauties, great shots

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  6. Beautiful shots! Someday I'll make it out there.

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  7. Great looking horses :) I really enjoyed looking at the pic IMG_6097.jpg.
    Wonderful composition.. I do get these kinda shots when clicking for something else. This one came out really well. nice post :D

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  8. Wow, beautiful! We would love love love Walnut Hill!!!

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