Photo Challenge: Social Distancing

Our readers are taking social distancing seriously — as long as it means they don’t have to distance themselves from their horses. 

COVID-19 might have more people staying at home than usual, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in a trail ride or online horse show or just some quality time with your horses and other four-legged friends. We wanted to see how Horse Nation readers practiced social distancing. The answer? Trail riding. Lots and lots of trail riding. Below we have 10 readers showing us how they do social distancing!

“Social distancing is a good reason to practice proper following distances between horses while hacking out!” Photo by Tiffany Morey.

Social distancing atop a high sand dune. Photo by Aric Black.

An afternoon walk. Submitted by Rich McCarthy, photo by Rich’s friend.

A nice walk along a nearby trail. Photo by Kass Otteson.

“Horse: I can’t give you COVID-19. Human: Relax, I’m just getting your mints.” Photo by Marian Marlin.

“Maintaining the appropriate six feet apart.” Submitted by Ally Carrier, photo by Mershelle Harden.

Out on a walk, watching a storm roll in. Photo by Jessica Farren.

“Participated in a cyber horse show at home – no traveling necessary!” Photo by Reagan Helburn, submitted by Lauren Gast.

“Pony snuggles are the best way to practice social distancing!” Photo by Jen Joines.

“Social distancing — bonding with the new horses by laying in the round bale.” Photo by Hanna Thueson.

Keep an eye out for next week’s 24-hour photo challenge! We announce challenge subjects on Monday around the end of the day on both Instagram and Facebook.

Go riding!