Friday, February 20, 2009

Stonewall Poster, Take Two (Hundred)

Are you going to the 2009 AERC National Convention? If so, keep your eyes open for me and Aaruba. We'll be on a poster in the Stonewall Saddle Company booth.

You might recall that we had a bit of trouble with our first photo shoot for this poster. The second wasn't a whole lot better:

This shot has potential...except that my partner seems to be snoozing.

NOW whose eyes are closed? How's this for a new logo?
Stonewall Saddles: Secure Enough to Sleep In

Hmm. It has a nice ring.

Excuse us, we're having a temper tantrum. (But I'm smiling!)

Where's Ichabod Crane when you need him?

I don't even know what to say.

Oh, here's a nice shot! Except...what's that hanging out of Aaruba's mouth? I told him, no bubblegum on the set!

Finally, we managed to snap a lucky winner. Here's a nod to my fellow bitless barefooters in the endurance world -- and helmets off to my gracious sponsor (dismount first, if you please).

Anyway, if you're at the convention, I have two things to say to you:

1) I'm jealous.

2) Be sure to stop by the Stonewall Saddles booth and give owner Jackie Fenaroli a hug from me.

Psst! I think she's giving away business cards with my endurance conversions chart on the back...conveniently sized for your saddlebag. Enjoy!

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Spartacus Jones said...

Nice shot.
Good choice.

But I do like the "sleepy" one, too. He looks SO relaxed.....



Lori Skoog said...

Great Photos! I love the one that was selected, and it must be an honor to be sponsored by the company.
Good for both of you. Congrats.

Nicole said...

Not to brag.....But I was able to go to the trade show - it helped that I only live about an hour away from Louisville.

Stonewall shared a booth with Running Bear, I got to touch the conformal foam - very nice!

Is it wrong that I'm hoping for saddle fit issues with my present saddle so I can get a Stonewall??? ;-)

I never did get to see her nametag, but I presume it was the owner I spoke with - she was very complimentary of The Barb Wire blog author, too!

Great photo!

Tamara of In the Night Farm said...

SJ -- I thought he looked like he was in a wind tunnel. ;-)

Lori -- It is, indeed, and honor I cold never have anticipated.

Nicole -- Lucky girl! And noooo, I don't think it's wrong at all! In fact, Arabee looks a little uncomfortable in her current tack, now you mention it... ;-P

Cactus Jack Splash said...

All the pictures are great.
Wow, to get to be on a poster...that is great.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! Terrific photo shoot. Maybe you might want to consider creating a book filled with silly horse and rider photos one day. Yours sure made me smile.

My favorite was the 'grumble face'. hehe

The last photo was stellar!

From a fellow bitless, barefoot rider,