Back in the Saddle Again

SONY DSCAfter taking a 3-year break from equine photography to focus on hockey photography, as well as spending more time with family, I made a return to ringside this spring, capturing those dramatic shots that are always guaranteed to happen during a top-level grand prix, as well as a few portrait sessions.

My canter down memory lane last winter via sharing my favourite “My Picks of My Pics” from over the years was a great kickstarter. That and the support and encouragement of family, friends and you, my clients.

As for me personally, after a lifetime of riding, I had retired from that pleasure 4 years ago due to health issues as well as a number of let’s say not so great rides which really put a dent in my confidence. I missed riding so much that this past March, as I closed in on turning 50, I gathered my nerve, made some tack adjustments to help with physical issues, and literally got back in the saddle.  Thanks to longtime friend Julie Diamond and a 17.2hh Clyde-TB named Junior, I’ve been riding a couple times a week ever since and loving it.

–Sandi Hall Henning

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