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blue eyed pony 06-30-2011 11:57 AM

she'll be here within the fortnight
and I'm too excited to sleep!

'She' is, of course, the one and only Satin, the inspiration for my display name and quite honestly the most gorgeous buckskin I have ever met (and I have met quite a few).

So we'll be madly cleaning up all the mess caused by the storm that hit the other day so that the paddocks are all safe and tidy for her and OF COURSE there will be LOTS of photos when she gets here!

Did I forget to mention that she isn't actually in my paddock yet? Hahaha that's why I've only got the two photos of her.

Indigosblue 06-30-2011 03:19 PM

i saw her photos on your horses list, she's very cute! congrats on the new horse, and good luck with her!

blue eyed pony 07-01-2011 09:20 AM

Thanks muchly :)

She's going to be SUCH a timewaster, I think I'll spend 90% of my home time hanging out with her and taking photos of her or sketching her heehee. Mum's horse will be very pleased to have a playmate - Monty won't go for a meaningless gallop no matter how hard the poor pali tries.

Indigosblue 07-01-2011 07:20 PM

spending time with a horse is NEVER wasted time in my book =) besides, the more time you spend with them, the more you have a chance to bond with them. Some horses bond so fast with humans, and with others it takes years (I've owned both, lol) Sketching horses sounds nice too, mine never stay still long enough for me to sketch, much less get a photo, so hopefully your horse will stand still for you =P

blue eyed pony 07-02-2011 09:01 AM

When you're SUPPOSED to be working your other horse it is!

I'm an amateur showjumping photographer so I'm used to taking action shots. My camera's permanently set on a really high shutter speed, which allows you to take those action photos without any blur. (I have a dSLR camera)

I need a better zoom lens but I should be able to pick one up once I've got a jumping saddle for Monty. And then, we can have the awesome action shots without me having to run up and down the paddock exhausting myself before/after work!

FSHjumper 07-02-2011 10:24 AM

im jealous! My favorite is a nice light buckskin, she looks like a doll! Im also jealous of your camera haha. I am more of a hobby photographer but cant afford a nice camera :( I hope she settles in well for you!

blue eyed pony 07-02-2011 10:41 AM

I'd love for her to be a bit more golden, the photos don't really show it that much but her knees are REALLY gold and it's just a gorgeous colour, but I love buckskins of all shades so no matter what shade she ends up she's lovely just the way she is.

I only have my camera because my dad was absolutely incredible one Christmas and bought it for me! I'd never be able to afford to have such a great camera otherwise. Though the price gap is getting a lot narrower, so who knows, wait a bit longer and save save save and you might get one too. And you'll probably appreciate it all the more for it.

I have an update, she will be here ON WEDNESDAY. Her breeder got back to me and will be dropping her off, and I will make the final payment in cash.

That means I've only got 2 productive days to get the paddocks ready for her though and there's a LOT of work to do (I've only got tomorrow [sunday] and tuesday off work before then) so I'm going to have to work my butt off to do it! It's things like moving fence posts, repairing fences that were damaged in the storm, and getting this HUGE fallen branch out of the way of one of the gates. No one said owning a foal was going to be easy.

Indigosblue 07-04-2011 12:28 AM

congrats again, and i also have a DSLR camera, with some inexpensive lenses. I like to do macro pics. but i occasionally do horse pics too. For anyone staring out i would suggest maybe buying one secondhand? My father gave me mine and he said it was second-hand. I've been using it for over a year with absulutly no problems! Some photography stores sell secondhand or maybe check online, but be careful of scammers =)

have fun fencing, lol =P

blue eyed pony 07-04-2011 07:24 AM

Pahaha not just fencing! Moving that darn branch is going to be ermmm, entertaining. I don't think the ride-on will pull it and I don't have a horse that's going in harness to get to pull it.

Mine was a gift too, and it's a brilliant camera. I could get a better zoom lens (55mm-200mm) for about $400, could go much higher but the reallyyyyy huge zoom lenses are REALLY expensive and my horses keep me poor. Not only do I have to make the final payment off Satin on Wednesday, I also have to buy some more horse feed - would do it tomorrow but I don't get paid till Wed & I only have about $6 in my bank account at the moment!

We got a lot done yesterday but there's still heaps to do, I think she's going to have to be in my work paddock for a while.

Indigosblue 07-04-2011 01:16 PM

chainsaw, lol. Fallen branches/trees are REALLY annoying. This is where it pays to have a draft =P If you can chop up the tree i would suggest that, but otherwise, good luck!

I have a zoom lens too, as well as a couple of those macro-rings. If you add a macro ring to the zoom you can get really close up. Plus the zoom has an imagine stabilizer, so most pictures can be taken without a tripod! The flower in my pic. was taken like that. I love my camera, but i really wish it did a better job with horses. I rode a reddish chestnut and it always screwed up her color, lol. Now i own a bay, so it should be fine...

oh well, good luck with the branch!

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