On September 2nd, I woke up around 6am to drive to the Redlands Arena in El Reno. Alicia Little invited me to photograph a Horse Clinic that she had put together. Carlos Carniero, a head trainer in California, traveled to Oklahoma for the Clinic.
I am not a country type of person, I'm not a horse person, and I'm not too much of an animal person. So, I showed up to the arena in a t-shirt, skinny jeans, and Vans. I felt a little silly, but ultimately, I didn't care and was too busy stepping through the thick dirt in the ring. I had a lot of fun watching the riders and trainers work together, and the beautiful horses. I felt focused and determined. I purposefully only brought my 85mm prime lens, which definitely restricted me, but made me think through my shots even more. The florescent lighting mixed with a lens filter made for some challenging lighting, but I'm pretty happy with the results.
A big thank you to Alicia for letting me come to the Clinic and get these photos!