Well, Spring is here, at least on the calendar. Time to think about bringing Ol' Flicka out and spending the next week or three shedding that winter coat that looks like a Brazilian Rain Forest that the New Mexico dust hit and turned into adobe off. For sure there's a horse under that mess somewhere that probably, like the rest of us, put on a few extra winter pounds and get a ride or two in. I love photographing everything horses and their riders do. ACTHA is American Competitive Trail Horse Association. The idea is for owners to spend time with their mounts and teach them ways to handle various challenges they might encounter on a journey. Here the idea was to get your horse to put both front feet in the small ring and both hind feet in the large at the same time. Remember.. keep shooting and enjoy!