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  1. This is great, this is just how I exercise my horse on snowy days. It’s called free lunging, generally enjoyed by horse and human. Funny how it hasn’t changed.

  2. Idk why but I’d put this on my wall

  3. What a great photo. So many thoughts.

  4. This is a fantastically well composed image, all the more impressive given it’s clearly such a brief moment in time.

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    Nobody_Will_Observe April 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Haunting image. I like it!

  6. Incredible photo. Looks beautiful, and gives off a gothic tone I might see in a video game I might enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a remarkable “action shot”! Thanks for sharing this! (Oh, and good thing the lady wasn’t facing the camera because, as we all know, film exposure times were waaaay too slow to capture a smile, much less a galloping horse! /s)

  8. Would make for a good album cover.

  9. It’s nice to know that people today are still carrying on the proud tradition of “eh, weather’s too shit for riding, I’ll just chase the horse around the paddock for 5 minutes and call that a workout”

  10. Wow, that’s an amazing shot.

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    suicidalpenguin99 April 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    This is a badass picture

  12. This is one of the greatest photos I’ve seen.

  13. Glorious

  14. Looks like Kylo Ren during that duel in the snow

  15. Oddly cinematic. Feels like it could be a still from a silent movie.

  16. Lady chasing her horse after it threw her?

  17. Wow!

  18. Given the action, I’m amazed at the lack of blurriness in the image. I’m thinking it must have been a bright day. When I googled film speed in 1899, I found [this whole discussion](https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65969595) about this very topic due to this photo.

    ETA this excerpt, which is what I wanted to know:

    >https://www.largeformatphotography.info/shutters-history-and-use.html
    From it:
    “Shutters more nearly resembling those we see today started appearing in the 1890’s.”
    Your photo seems to be about 1/60 second, judging by the degree of motion freeze. Speeds like that and higher were certainly available by 1899.

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    antisocialoctopus April 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    [They say she died one winter, when there came a killing frost…and the pony she named Wildfire busted down his stall](https://youtu.be/gl4Y4FWWkn0)

  20. where have I seen this before??

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    JanitorOfSanDiego April 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    I would have thought that there would be more blur because of the shutter speed on cameras back then.

  22. Looks like she’s trying to train him

  23. The Turin Horse *refuses* to behave

  24. This is one of the best photos I’ve ever seen.

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  26. All i can think is “i hope she’s warm enough”. 😅 i always get a chill down my spine when i see people wearing old timey clothes in winter. Granted i have nothing to base that on tho.

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    original_greaser_bob April 4, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    reminds me of when my 10 year old prim and proper, sweet as pie, cow girl cousin got bucked off her horse Marigold into the mud and shit of the cuttin corral and told her dad thru big tears that if she had had a gun she would have shot the sunnovabitch.

    “shoot marigold? shoot him dead?!”
    “yes! deader than shit!”

  28. This would make a great album cover

  29. That’s actually a clip of Neo from The Matrix-Ride ’em Cowboy.

  30. Looks like a print from the Smashing Pumpkins Adore album

  31. There are so few action shots from this long ago. How did the exposure not blur?

  32. This is so cool

  33. She ran calling Wildfire!

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