Monday, June 12, 2006

Bill Pickett Trail Ride


Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Stacy Mims, 10, of Beaumont warms up his horse before the 2nd annual Bill Pickett Trail Ride at Bassett's Arena in Cheek, Texas on Saturday, June 10, 2006.


Kristina Roberts of Beaumont cinches the saddle on Joe Pete, an 18-year-old quarterhorse, before the 2nd annual Bill Pickett Trail Ride.




(Above) Garrett Williams (right) carries his cousin Emanuel Lewis, 2, (left) before the 2nd annual Bill Pickett Trail Ride.

(Right) Brian Wilson, 8, of Beaumont steadies Lucky, a 2-year-old Palomino, before the 2nd annual Bill Pickett Trail Ride.




(Above) Thomas LeBlanc of Beaumont prepares to spur his horse into action before the 2nd annual Bill Pickett Trail Ride.

(Right) Albert Charles, 82, of Beaumont prepares Bill, a 7-year-old quarterhorse, before the 2nd annual Bill Pickett Trail Ride.



(Left) Ashley Laverne of Cheek has a fun ride on Diamond, a 4-year-old pony, before the 2nd annual Bill Pickett Trail Ride.

(Below) Fred Bibbins of Cheek (left) and Dwain Polk of Beaumont (right of center) participate in the 2nd annual Bill Pickett Trail Ride.


Please also see Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo.
 

4 comments:

Bryon Houlgrave said...

So many good, creative shots here. I really enjoy seeing your vision.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thank you. :-)

Chelsea said...

hi, i am 13 yrs old, and am taking a photography camp and am very interested in buying my first 35mm film camera. any suggestions?
thnx and i love your work

Mark M. Hancock said...

Chelsea,
Pros use both Canon and Nikon single-lens-reflex (SLR) digital cameras. By purchasing either of these two systems, you'll be able to upgrade lenses as you can afford them. You'll also be able to use pool lenses (expensive, big lenses owned by newspapers) if you eventually get a staff job.

Although other brands of cameras have strong selling points, they don't have the full line of accessories and lenses as these two companies provide.