Skip this one
A rider shows how a Lipizzan stallion can change steps at Ford Arena in Beaumont on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006.
Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
I wasn't going to post this image, but other PJs need to know about this show when it comes to their town. Access to this show was lousy. We committed space, shooting time and had high expectations for a doomed shoot.
I'm sure this group does something more interesting after the first 10 minutes. But they only allowed media access for the first 10 minutes AND neglected to tell us about the restriction. Possibly this could have been overcome if we knew of this restriction before the show.
Consequently, all I learned was that horses can walk, trot, cantor and change step (the most exiting part of the first 10 minutes). Furthermore, they could/would not provide the names of the riders and horses. Even their $10 program only listed the horses' breeding lines (I'll guess this makes horses and riders interchangeable).
All PJs want is access and information. When neither are provided, it's wasted time.
It would have been better to shoot ponies at a local petting zoo. They can walk too. At least I could get the names of the kids and ponies, and I'd get all the time I need to shoot them.
Enough for now,