Here are the photos from Sunday. :) We went up and down the hill a total of 6 times; Kathy's lens is a super telephoto: purchased specifically for its ability to photograph moving objects from afar in rapid succession while maintaining a sharp focus. The photos are gorgeous. This was the same lens used for photographing the barn parade.
*And yes, in preparation for the warmer temps we've been having, I did remove more of Lily's hair. She barely broke a sweat on this day.
|I seriously need to work on my two-point and lowering my heels! This was me consciously shoving my heels down.|
I'm just going to blame the snow boots. Otherwise, I love this photo!
|This was the closest she came to a gallop; it was our before-last set.|
Video taken with my cell phone of the last canter set up the hill. On a normal day, we go farther, past the spot where I whoa her in this video (not a huge difference distance-wise; maybe 5-6 more canter strides). But the footing was really slimy under those trees, so we were ending our canter sets before arriving at that point to avoid any possible slipping.