Monday, February 11, 2013

Two Coiled Springs

Senator about to leap

We were lucky enough on our last ride to have a real photographer along with us.  He took a bit of a risk bringing a super nice SLR along with him, but he shot some great photos.  I love the headliner photo particularly because it shows that moment of truth... that moment just before the leap when the springs are fully coiled.  The look on my son's face is one of intense focus as he and his mule, Senator prepare for the leap up onto the sandstone shelf.

Riding a mule is a bit like riding a cat.  It is a work of art how they always land on their feet...

1 comment:

The Three Muleteers said...

They are wonderful pictures - show just what mules are capable of! Thanks for sharing.