Reader Photo Challenge: Stormy Skies

“Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky… stormy weather…”

Those late summer storms can make for some harrowing moments, but they also make for some amazing photos. That’s why this week’s reader photo challenge asked our readers to show us their horses against a stormy backdrop. We weren’t disappointed. Here are nine horses with some dramatic clouds — and even a lightening strike!

Photo by Marcella Gruchalak

CTR Super Sonic- Appaloosa stallion. Photo by @SassyAppys/Meaghan Monahans.

Storm on the way while out with Eglinton and Caledon Hounds. Photo by Christine Gracey.

Horse show weather. Photo by Jenni Lee Birch.

Thunder storm on the horizon at Sundog Ranch! Photo by Amy Dulan.

Ominous cloud while in arena free time. Photo by Lauren Gast.

Right after a big rain. 🙂 Photo by Heather Dyer.

The Political Norm (TB), aka Atlas, in an early southern Colorado spring storm a few years ago. Photo by Audrey Anderson,

Hurricane Henri’s outer bands arriving in VT. Photo by Erin Aloan Grogan.

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.