Friday, November 2, 2012

Photo: Polo horse thundering by

Polo combines the power of horses galloping with the grace and skill of riders and horses maneuvering and pivoting.  We had tailgate tickets, which meant that we were able to bring our vehicle right up next to the field and set up lawn chairs to watch the action from only a few feet way.

Sometimes cameras can stop action in ways that reveal actions that happen too fast to notice when viewed live.  In the case of this horse galloping past us,  I did not notice how much the horses bend their ankles when they run until I saw this photo.

We loved the vantage point of the tailgate area of the Scottsdale Polo Championships.  The event is also called Horses and Horsepower.  Tomorrow I will show you why.

This week we are showing photos of the folk art of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Thérèse said...

Horses in motion always remind me of Muybridge. Nice.

Sharon said...

Love this shot. You caught all four legs off the ground.

glenda said...

Also can see their horseshoes!

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