Monday, August 17, 2015

Picture Perfect Paddington

There was a fantastic photographer from the jousting event at the Ohio State fair, and she has kindly allowed use of her images. There are SO MANY amazing shots to choose from - I managed to pare it down a bit, but this post is super pic-heavy*. All photos are used with permission from Allison's Images. THANK YOU so much for the absolutely wonderful pics, Allison!

* Sorry, but I swear every pic of Paddy was perfect! At one point during the weekend she asked me if he ever took a bad picture, to which I responded that no, no he does not. Because Paddy just LOVES the camera

Armoring up (look part of me is actually in a picture!!!!)

Paddy LOVES jousting... this is his "let's get this show going!" pose.

I'm probably deluding myself, but maybe he can do a baby piaffe?

Paddy displays the perfect forelock part (and the perfect launch down the lane)

Contact.

Double breaking pass

Paddy demonstrates his standard "carousel pony" pose in the middle of a breaking pass

It's like he poses every time or something

No seriously. Every.

Damn.

Time.

There was also the patented "hoverhaffie" moments.

Knights congratulating each other on another great set of passes.

Paddy saved his best poses for his adoring fans.

Tired Haffie, Tired Husband.

41 comments:

  1. Paddy is SO adorable. I think I need a haffie....

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  2. Every damn time indeed! He is blonde perfection!! Fantastic shots.

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    1. This is why his theme song is Suicide Blonde. :)

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  3. He's the most photogenic horse I've ever seen!

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    1. All the cameras are for him, obviously.

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  4. So freaking adorable!!!! And photogenic. Def most photogenic horse ever.

    Plus look at that reach behind, and he's just out there having a good time! No excuses in the dressage ring :-)

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    1. Yeah I've tried to talk to him about that canter, but so far it only happens in the jousting lane...

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  6. I have to admit, I really love Jousting Paddy.

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    1. Jousting Paddy may actually be better than Dressage Paddy, I'm afraid to admit...

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    1. Paddy IS all the hair goals, achieved.

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  8. Paddy looks like such a natural!! awesome pictures

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    1. He says he is naturally gorgeous all the time. In case you were wondering.

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  9. Paddy is like a supermodel I swear!

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    1. He is aware. He accepts carrots as tribute.

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  10. Fabio goes jousting. That hair tho.

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    1. Fabbington? Has a nice ring to it...

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  11. Pretty Paddy Pony! I just love him. :-)

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  12. Could there be a more perfect and adorable jousting horse?

    No. No there could not.

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  13. *wolf-whistles*

    WOW! Paddy looks awesome!

    I always thought Haflingers make the perfect destriers.

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  14. It's just physically impossible for him to take a bad picture!

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    1. I think he practices cute poses when nobody's looking!

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  16. Uh I think these need sent in for nominations for Breyer's Breyerfest horse. Seriously, he looks like a Breyer!

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    1. Paddy would like to be a Breyer. Yes he would.

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  17. omg I LOVE the spanish walk pose!!!! well done, paddy!!!

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  18. I just saw this post - these pictures are awesome! Paddy is so cute!! And how do you get his mane and tail to look so good??

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    1. Uh... while I would love to say that I spend hours washing, conditioning, and brushing it, I'd be lying. It's actually super dirty in those pics. I sprayed the bottom of his tail with a smidge of showsheen and I combed out his mane. The rest of the curly blonde goodness is alll him. He has better hair than me after two hours in a salon. I hate him a little.

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    2. Wow, he looks great - I'm pretty jealous of that mane and tail! :)

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    3. He has better hair than most hair models. It'd depressing.

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  19. Hahaha HoverHaffie ♡♡♡
    Love his flowing fabio locks

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