Thanks for the compliments, I just love sharing her horses with everyone: you would think they were mine!
Ha, yeah, the runners and the judges all travel from event to event...usually not in the same vehicle, but sometimes. Last year, we actually ended up Ferrying the runners from the Tennessee keuring to the one in South Carolina. Running horses all day, driving/flying all night, then running horses all day again...I don't know how they do it! I have seen photos from Florida to Colorado with the same runners.
This is actually the first time I've had the opportunity to shoot a keuring outside, so it was a lot of fun! The event in Tennessee was in a coverall arena: very diffuse lighting with a mostly white background...that was a lot harder.
Wikke is doing alright, he's fat and happy (too fat, imo...and he's just on grass!). We've been having parasite drama: I think the very wet spring/summer contributed to that. Tapeworms, what fun! I dosed him with Quest at the end of August and he still has some tapes, according to the last fecal count...I'll dose him again after the first hard frost or two, and hopefully that'll be the end of it.
Training-wise, very light lunging and I just introduced him to ground driving a couple of weeks ago (still in a halter). He's fine with the bit and surcingle now, saddle introduction will be next and probably no more drama than the surcingle, which was non-existent. The most reaction I've ever had from him was putting a rope under his tail.
Rissa, you should upload yours, I want to see em