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Horse Plant Grey Working animal Liver

In January, our theme is "Between the ears". This theme came up as a suggestion from a fellow moderator, who has noticed that people have shared a lot of between-the-ears photos in previous contests.

So, you can participate with a photo taken (over/)between your belowed equine's ears, as suggested in the contest header photo. The photo can be taken on the trails, on the arena... it's all up to you.

As said, in this month, we share Christmassy or seasonal equine photos. There aren't other regulations or guidelines for the contest in this month.

Please enter your one photo as a reply to this Discussion.


After January the 31st, the entry will be closed and a poll will be put up as a way for voting the Photo of January 2023. Once the entry has been closed, it is not possible to enter the competition with your photo anymore.

If you have something to ask, comment regarding in particular to December2022 Competition, the fastest way to reach my attention is to tag my username @TaMMa89 in a message posted in this Discussion. All general questions related to Official Horse Forum Photography Competitions will be asked here.

Please stay tuned since some of the rules may become still more precise or change.

Few rules:
Horses: you can participate with a photo of a horse that you own. If you participate with a photo of a horse that isn't yours, you must have the owner's permission to use a photo of their horse. Lesson horses are accepted, but it's polite to inform the stable of usage of the photo. In cases such as historical themes, in which the horse is deceased, the stable has been shut down well in the past and there's no chance to ask permission from the owner (for example because the owner has passed away), a member can use the photo of the horse, but respecting the privacy of the stable, other environment in the photo and people in that place.
People: You must have permission from all people who are identifiable in the photo. Children under 18 years old: If you share a photo of a person who is under 18 years old and who isn't you or your child, you must have the parent's or guardian's permission to participate. The Moderating Team reserves right to remove photos of underage people if them risk young members' safety or anonymity.

Editing your entry: unlike on the rest of the forum - you can edit for replacing your photo with another photo within the enrollment period. Once the poll has been set up for voting, you cannot replace your photo anymore. Photos which have been replaced within voting period will be disqualified.

Only one photo per a participant - if a participant adds more than one photo in the competition, the first one will be left for voting and others will be removed when the poll is being set up.

Please follow copyright laws of Canada while participating the competition. Photo proofs aren't allowed.

If a competition in some month has some special rules for the said month, it'll be notified within the intro of the theme.

Have fun!

Ps. Want to suggest a theme or few for the competition or have something else to suggest or say? Please check Photo of the Month competitions; feedback, suggestions etc.... thread!

All sidetrack discussion will happen here, this Discussion is reserved strictly for entries and contest.

PS. Have you already noticed our Official Contest prizes?

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Plant Working animal Camelid Horse Liver

Pictures don't always come out as you planned. This picture was taken at the beginning of a New Years day ride by a friend of mine on my Appaloosa mare. I don't think she planned to have the porta potty in the background with what appears to be a line of people waiting. It might have been an omen for how the rest of the ride went as the mare was unusually frisky. My friend would normally take lots of great pictures but on this ride was too busy trying to control the mare. She's a good sport so there is always next time.

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@LoriF good thing I checked what photos others put up before I posted mine. The one I chose is almost identical to yours!!!

I will enter a different one now!! Funny now if yours wins lol Water Horse Cloud Sky Beach

Yours would beat mine hands down, look at that lighting and reflection in the water :love:

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