Wow, I cannot believe I never noticed that I didn’t post this until now.
The new years fireworks and christmas presents indicate that this is happened not lately, but quite some time ago. I apologise for the general lack of blog posts these past couple of months. With spring finally here and a resolution I made to go out and take more photos, I hope this blog will get more attention as well.
/Christmas lights in Vienna. /Quality time with books, tea, and my favourite socks, gifted to my by unitedbyblue /Snowy rides are simply magical. /One of my favourite Christmas presents. Gentle reminders are much needed. /Fireworks in front of Karlskirche in Vienna. Stunning backdrop. /Winter wonderland in my hometown. Grateful for living in such a stunning place. /Coffee me-time at Jonas Reindl.
Exactly one year ago I sat on Sargon for the first time. After about two years in which I was at the stables frequently but never in the saddle I was given the opportunity to ride and care for this pretty, yet mischievous arabian gelding. I was told that he isn’t that easy to handle and spooks easily but I think the two of us get along quite well.
In the year together we’ve had a lot of great experiences. We’ve trained for a little fun tournament at the stables, we’ve learned together and accomplished a lot. However, we’ve also had some great rides through the forest – on late summer evenings or on sunny winter mornings, through meters of fluffy snow. We’ve had our ups and downs, sure (like that one time when he tripped and we both fell together), but I’m just so glad and happy to have been given this opportunity.
Now that we’ve finally left this long winter behind us we can start to train again, days are longer and filled with more possibilities – we know each other better and I couldn’t be more excited.
[Above and below: we’ve had lots of snow and it provided us with our very own winter wonderland.]
[Above: we’ve had our fair share of ups…. | Below: … and downs.]
[Above: we had fun in the woods during summer… | Below: … and enjoyed colourful leaves in autumn.]
(I apologise for the different sizes, colourings and qualities of these pictures. I never take my Canon with me when I’m ON a horse so these were mostly taken with my phone.)
It always takes me a long time to shoot a roll of film. In this case I started back in July and just recently finished it and got the pictures developed.
It’s always like opening a present – you never quite know what to expect but in this case I’m incredibly pleased with the results.
These pictures were taken on a particularly cold and foggy day in my hometown just a few minutes outside of Vienna. Winter this year has been incredibly long and strong but I think we’ve survived and spring’s just around the corner.
/Shot with my granddad’s old Canon A1 and Kodak TMax 400 black and white film.