stormy skies

Our ponies on the pastures have seen quite a few heavy storms over the years.

But dark skies sure make for some dramatic photos.

Whoops, hi there. No, you can’t eat my camera. Go back to your grass and pose.

Good boy.
On a side not, I rode my pony without saddle or bridle or halter or anything last week. It was only a couple of minutes and I don’t have photos of it but it was the most exhilarating feeling. We had just finished a really good 30 minutes of working, already bareback, or I wouldn’t even have tried. He remained just as attentive and responsive with the bridle off.
I don’t think someone who has never rode a horse can understand this, but this riding together with all that equipment stripped away is a beautiful, beautiful thing. Because all that remains then is trust, on both sides, and the willingness to listen to each other and work together.
I’m still smiling.


10 thoughts on “stormy skies

  1. Rifqi

    Nice shots, I also like dark skies, I even try to make bright days look dark :p The angle of the close up shot is great.


  2. whatnomints

    Stunning photos – You really capture the essence of the horse and I always love seeing what new shots you have to share with us 🙂

    As for bareback/no bridle/no halter – It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to experience it, but it really is a feeling like no other – Total connection and understanding – Amazing.


  3. tidytipsy

    Thanks everyone!
    Julie and Neus, that’s great that you’ve been having such a beautiful horse experience as well :))


  4. Michelle

    Stormy days are great!
    The top photo of the piebald is currently my screensaver – its actually there as inspiration for a book I’m writing. I thought you might like to know. Cheers!


      1. Michelle

        Thanks 🙂 Its part of a series; my main character is given a piebald to lease for the summer, and there is a firebug running about her home town. (I’m from Australia, we have terrible bushfires in Summer, and some of them are deliberately lit.)
        Can I ask what breed your horse is?


        1. Kristina Post author

          Sounds great and I can see why the photo is an inspiration for it! He’s not my horse but he’s what we call an ‘irish tinker’, also known as ‘Gypsy horse’. The one below is a german pony.



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