Red Rider

Yesterday morning, I woke up around 5am to make a drive to Hockley, Texas. My assignment was to photograph the Harris County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol as they participated in the 62nd Annual Pony Express Ride. The event consists of 40 horses and riders, primarily from local law enforcement mounted patrol agencies, who travel along U.S. Highway 290 to Austin in a relay fashion.  Their objective is to deliver 2011 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo invitations to the governor and lieutenant governor of Texas. Cold weather, horses and the people who ride them, as well as great light made the morning fabulous. [gallery orderby="rand"]