This horse's name is Gryphon. His breed is called a Morgan! Love the lighting. The two leathers you see are called "slobber straps." There is just something about a Morgan that I love. Maybe, it is just about him! Good
My instructor, Kendra DeKay had a very interesting post in her blog www.Kendradekay.com
She talked about LOVE and the relationships that horses can have between them. The photo album posted above, (click on the photo to be taken to the slideshow) was taken after the arrival of two mares next door to me. My geldings (five boys) were incredibly on their hoofs with anticipation. If you haven't already seen the chemistry in the air, it is worth a look, and just a bit funny! I will be moving these photo slide shows to the portfolio gallery along with workshop photo's soon. So, check back! Enjoy!
Horses have become a true obsession of mine. Reading them, understanding them, interacting with them, working with them, becoming a partner with them.
I am learning natural horsemanship. Natural horsemanship in a definitive explanation is: Speaking horse. You are pretty much imitating what a horse does
in speaking to the other horses. Now, this photograph really intrigues the heck out of me. In this workshop that I just photographed, the herd was being moved to go around the arena. The top horse must be, the bay. Bay, is a color, brown, with black tail, mane, feet. His name is Desi. Ok, so here we have the alpha top horse in front, who do you think would be next in the herd of the totem pole? I would say, the white horse. Her name is Whimsy. She doesn't seem affected by the bucking "stay out of my hind end area" Desi. Now, look at the paint horse in the far right corner. Oh, she is respecting him, and his asking of "get off my hiny".
Her name is Lakota. Look at her head so high in the air! She is even the farthest back from Desi. OK, so, I am sure that Julie Robins can explain all of this!
I was doing a photo shoot yesterday for a workshop that dealt with horses being worked at liberty. Liberty being where the horse is not attached to you by a rope and halter. The horse has the choice of whether or not to listen to you! This horse was named Whimsy. I am thinking she had her own mind of what she wanted to do at this particular moment! Love the tail!
I can't get over that I took this photograph in 2006. This is GATOR. Unfortunately, I don't think he was trying to be funny..... or - maybe he was! I sure get a kick out of the contortions of his face, the wrinkle of his nose, etc. He really is a beautiful horse! I mean it! Seriously! WHAT? You don't think so??????? After taking a look at my last two posts, I just have to wonder why my horses feel this way about me... :O
Meet Jester. He is a real character! A dominant, alpha, highly intelligent, pushy horse who knows how to make me smile! I hope he makes you smile too!
Meet Murry. Short for Murrysville, PA. He is my farm cat. He is amazing with his skills for hunting squirrels, birds, rodents, and especially, me. He follows me around as I walk on the farm. He hides in each bush, waiting patiently for the catch.
His fun is to trip me up, appear from nowhere, and pounce. He is a very loyal man. I love how he takes care of me.
Fall Steeplechase Aiken, SC 2010 - Love the athletic ability of the horses in sinc as a twosome herd going over the jump. Love the colors! Love the muscles of the horses. Love the shiny horse shoes!
I love the lighting. I love his whole thought processing of "deep in thought." I would love to know what he is thinking! I know for a fact, nothing that is unkind.
He is always warm, friendly, loving, honest. He's my baby! His name is Nugget.
A studly steed on a gallop towards his beautiful mare. Happy Valentines Day! Ok, actually, it is a beautiful mare on her way at a gallop to her studly steed!
Either way, what a vision!