Friday, October 30, 2009

Highlights of a Day on the Beach

Horse owners from all over the eastern part of the U.S and some from Canada have arrived at Lakewood Campground in Myrtle Beach for the annual Heart Ride on the Beach. The campground donates the camping fees to the American Heart Association and the riders pay a fee to attend which is also donated, along with any donations they collect for riding the ten miles up the beach on Saturday. Horses and riders of every shape, color, breed and form are here and it's fun to just haul a lawn chair to the beach to sit and watch the riders pass by.

Notice how this pretty fellow posed for me?

Look closely to see the Jack Russell terrier riding on the back of the second horse.

Some people walk their dogs when they ride, others walk their ponies.

It appears this young lady's mount is a small mule, the first I've ever seen.

Horses can be like dogs; they like to roll on their back in the sand. Which can be unfortunate for the rider on its back.

When a rider is thrown (her horse was the one that rolled above) other riders gather 'round to make sure both the rider and horse are okay and will stand by until the rider is mounted once again.

A blue-eyed beauty.

It looks like the horse is puzzled by the fishermen, doesn't it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This must be such a sight to see!!!

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