The past few months have been incredibly hard both creatively and financially, thanks to heavy snowfall, bitterly cold days, and a large number of event cancellations due to weather conditions, there's been a feeling of never ending despair among the horse community as the rain continued to fall, our fields turned to swamps, water buckets constantly froze as our numbed fingers carried water in containers, and there seemed to be constant posts about events being postponed and abandoned, it's felt like all hope was lost. I was beginning to scrape at loose ends as my funds were drying up, my income is entirely dependent on competition coverage, and also starting to doubt my ability as a photographer and artist as a result of no work (Our minds work is strange ways sometimes....). But with the sudden influx of dry weather and warmer days, my diary exploded this month with long show days booked in, and with this sudden influx, my mindset instantly improved. It started with an Easter show at S&G equine, featuring a fancy dress class and a number of show jumping classes, and then into a manic weekend of British Dressage and unaffiliated dressage at Reaseheath, seeing me shooting 10 and a half hours on the Saturday, from Prelim to PSG, and the Sunday with 6 hours of dressage, I finished the weekend with around 1600 images, processed and online by the Monday afternoon. My fire felt restored after going flat out for 3 days, and hearing various compliments about my past work from competitors, those kind words often mean the world to me and can often turn a bad day into a good one.
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