Weekend Wanderings – Pony Clubs
For the last couple of months I’ve been teaching some classes to people on the outskirts of one the Councils near me, this Council is on the fringe of the city, Nillumbik, and the idea was to involve local community groups. We have taken photos of football and cricket, and this morning we went to the St Andrews Pony Club and took photos of some of the people there with their horses.
This is the view from the club house. Who couldn’t sit here all day watching the world go by, you can even see the top of the city buildings here.
One of the things that I found really amazing was how friendly everyone was. They seemed to be really happy to see us there, and it was not a problem for us to be taking photos. They asked everyone and only one person said no.
There were three girls who had put their hands up before we went saying they wanted us, or didn’t mind us photographing them. Two of them were sisters, and I went with them to take photos of them getting ready. The above photo is of their horses, Arnie on the left and Montana on the right. I hope I got their names right.
I have never photographed anything like this before. So I had to play it by ear, and I am not an expert, but I did really enjoy it. It was a great experience. I was surprised at how happy they were for us to take photos. I wondered if they get many people going and taking photos. I am sure if others wanted to go and take photos they would be welcomed. Trading photos is a great way of being allowed to do it, though you need to be very careful, follow all instructions and always be aware of what is around you.
I have about 40 photos, and I hope you don’t mind, I have quickly gone through them and told the people at the pony club that I would put some up for them today. I hope you enjoy them as well. I hope they don’t look to amateurish.