Horses are such beautiful animals. In the last few weeks they have been part of my photographic world. When taking the senior pictures that were the subject of my last blog, I met this beautiful Icelandic horse, Gifta and its owner, Barb. In talking with her, we discovered that I knew her nephew. He was a past student of mine and was in a play that my husband and I had directed. He was a great kid. It was so nice to hear what he was up to.
Back to Barb and Gifta. The love she had for her horse was so apparent. What a special bond horse owners have with their animals. This horse was so gentle and expressive and just look at the way Barb looks at her. They were beautiful to watch.
This was my next encounter with a horse. When traveling back form a family reunion in upper state NY. I spied this race horse and its jockey circling a race track . My husband gladly obliged my request to stop and I found a spot to capture the incredible scene. In the picture below, not one hoof is touching the ground, such speed!
Just yesterday I was at my husband's uncle's farm and I captured this horse. He was really wanting my attention, or maybe he thought I had a tasty treat for him.
This photo illustrates the relationship of the horse and the donkey. They never ventured very far from each other the whole time I was there. Most of the time they were touching each other in some way.
No blog of mine about horses would be complete if it did not contain something about my best friend Linda and her horse, Talli. She and Talli share that special relationship that all horse owners understand.The importance of this relationship in her life can not be understated. Talli brings so much happiness and peacefulness to Linda's life.
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.