Nov 29, 2010

Rescued Race Horse - Another "Small Victory"

Retired race horse riding in horse barn in FlamboroughCoincidently, I wrote about Garnet Rogers' performance in Toronto in another post. One of his songs was "Small Victory", about a horse rescued from racing. This photo is one of a series of a horse and owner / rider that I took in a barn outside Hamilton, not even a mile from Flamborough Downs race track, that was indeed rescued from racing and now leads a much more relaxed life. Affectionately known as "Stinky" he has thrived under the care of Sonya Van Veen, Registered Equine Massage Therapist

This photo was shot with a Canon 5D Mk II with a 70-200 lens at f5, 1/100 and 5000 ISO under evening light coming through the barn widows. And a bit of retouching in Photoshop.