I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
I got done with my ride and looked outside to see the white stuff coming down. I love the snow. It reminds me of home (Minnesota). My barn owner has the most beautiful pines surrounding the property. It was turning into a lovely winter wonderland as I drove away. Stay warm Maddy.
I used some of my GoPro video from the other day to enter a FITS Facebook video contest to win a free pair of Wind Pro Breeches (Yeah!). I am hoping my blogger friends will take a minute to go to the FITS page on Facebook, go to "contest", go to "enter contest", and then "vote now" to vote for my video (Julie Murray). Love to have those FITS! Thanks you all.
I bought a GoPro helmet camera this summer right before a beach trip. I shot about 5 hours of footage over that weekend. I went to go edit and found the footage wasn't compatible with my editing system. I shelved the camera until I had time to figure it out. Months later, (with some help) I think I solved the problem. Now I just need to figure out "MOTION" the graphics package for Final Cut. I struggled through it just to make this simple title...I think I need some online classes. So I will be playing with a lot of video and graphics over the next couple of months on my blog. You will get to know Maddy real well.
This video is a typical day for me and Maddy, groundwork, flatwork, and hitting the trails. One thing I like about watching the video from her back, I see how much her ears swivel all around. For some reason, the blogger upload cut off about 1/3 of the screen, but YouTube looks much better.
If you like the look of the video, GoPro are only about $225 for a HD cam. It really is awesome. I think it is perfect for riders. On this day I used the helmet mount, but I also have a "Chesty" (a chest mount) that may work better because you will see more of the horse.
You go girl! Run your race, stay safe, stay sound. We are cheering for you. Zenyatta makes me tear up will joy. She is what we all love about our horses, magnified. All heart, spirit, character, silly, athletic, determined, devoted. I love this mare. Keep her safe tomorrow and let her go down in the history books as the most amazing race horse that ever graced this Earth.