Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Ready The Team

Ready The Team

After obtaining permission, I approached the front of the stalls to watch this horseman harness his team.

You can tell the guys that have had years of practice. They approach the task methodically without wasting any movement, working steadily until the job is done.

Checking The Harness

As he worked, he told me that an artist had painted a picture of the mare he was working on and the painting had won prizes at the Calgary Stampede Art Show. The pride in his team was obvious.

Looking Good

Here they are hooked up to a mower ready to start the big parade.

In the best light…


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