|"here, take a photo of my good side."|
She's a total sweetheart with a really cool story. Her mother was a fleabitten Arabian who I had the pleasure of briefly meeting a few times before she passed away, and her sire was a Quarter Horse, I believe. She hasn't had any professional training to my knowledge and whatever she learned, she learned from her dam. When she was old enough, they began ponying her with her mother when they went on rides and voila, she became a wonderful riding horse! She's gone on quite a few very "scary" trails and she's very reliable for kids but definitely has that feisty Arab personality when she knows she can flaunt it!
And she's, very obviously, extremely photogenic. I don't think I got more than one or two shots where her ears aren't up and her eyes aren't looking straight at me!
|Nothing cuter than a droopy lip.|
|" Look into a horses eye and you instantly know if you can trust them."|
She was very interested in the camera but didn't give it a single odd glance or spook, even though it's pretty bulky. Mom came over for a few minutes as well to help me get some different shots (AKA get Windy's attention so she wasn't looking at the camera in all of them, ahah!)
I really enjoyed getting to walk over there and take some photos of her for her owners. I posted them all on Facebook and I just love surprising people, haha! It's always nice to try and make someone's day a little better, especially doing something that I love so much but I don't often get to do. I can't wait until my boys are home and I can use them as models!
|Love grey eyelashes.|
|And love those whiskers.|
As y'all know, I'm definitely more of a gelding person but I have really fallen in love with this mare! She's such a good horse and I'm excited to have her as a neighbor, haha! I'm sure our boys will fall in love just as quickly, of course.
|Ignore the barbs. :) They are getting rid of that fencing!|
|I love bokeh backgrounds.|
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
And strength by gentleness confined.
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954