6.26.2012

The Instagramming Equestrian

As an avid photographer and an all-around artsy-type, I frequently use Instagram to document moments and people in my life.

I know that it only applies filters and that die-hard photographers seem to turn up their nose to its un-orginality and user's lack of knowledge of working an actual film camera, but I love it.

If I could carry around an Instamatic camera that could make phone calls and save my calendar updates I would, but since I can't, there's an app for that.

Some of my equine Instagrams:

@isabright






Some favorites I've scouted on my feed and by searching equestrian hashtags:











The Helmet Cam Equestrian Pt 2

The other day my co-worker and friend Connor so eloquently told me "Hey why don't you update your blog!"

So I present to you a second round of helmet cam spectacular.

This camera has been really handy for re-watching sticky parts of a course, and making sure I get over the middle of the fence. It's a pricey little gadget but well worth the investment, and everyone at the barn is itching to borrow it.



Before the above ride, I fell off. More like a terrible dismount when I got stuck on the neck and had nowhere to go. After re-walking the striding we discovered that the fences were set at 3 1/2 strides. Luckily the camera was ok, and I purchased a Tipperary vest the following week.




Don't forget to watch in HD!