Another photograph of an exceptional horse named Borrego, owned by Kendra DeKay. I just love this photograph. The light, the eyelashes, the eye. The concentration. Mainly, what I read is, this horse is listening to his owner, and intellectually figuring out what is being asked of him. He is using his brain here. Love this.
Here is a photograph of Kendra DeKay and her horse Borrego! Analyzing here, does he love her? Oh yes, he does. She is not paying any attention to him and he has his muzzle deep into her "pony" tail! At one point, it seemed he flipped it around. He was trying to get her attention! "Hey Mom! I am right here! Why are you not paying attention to me?" Borrego is an amazing horse, and to know him is to love him.
There are three new galleries to my tab above called Galleries and Purchasing. I hope you are a U.S. Citizen and excited about our United States Equestrian team! They are training here in my city of Aiken. I hope you enjoy these three galleries. Let me know! Inside these galleries you can find U.S. Equestrian Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton, and Captain Mark Phillips.
Dear friends of my daily photo. Hope you are enjoying them! This beautiful horse decided he didn't wish to go over a jump at the last moment. The rider at the last second (while trying to stay in the saddle and not be propelled into the air) handled it so awesomely! (Is that a word?) Somehow, the reins were lost. You couldn't view that while watching. Now, looking at the photo, you can see her getting her horse back into control and gathering the reins. Love everything about this photograph. The colors, and most importantly, the stamina, drive, determination, and CLASS of the rider!
Ten stars to her!
Dressage. A United States Equestrian team rider, practicing. Yes, I was in heaven taking some photographs. I hope to share with you the entire photo shoot. I have no comments, except I love the athletic body of the woman, the melting of the horse and rider, the concentration of the horse's eyes and ears on the rider. Here I said I didn't have a comment.
Love this. hope you do too. Stay tuned for more of our United States Equestrians!
A very unusual photograph. Maybe, not something you would wish to have framed on your wall. But, an intriguing photo is FUN. Fun for the owner, and fun for the viewer. You just have to ask them to look. SEE. What do you see? Many people will have different reactions. They might see something amazing to them! They, on the other hand may see "nothing..." ho hum. Some, may try to analyze. Some may take a glance and react, then - blah. Nothing there....
Sometimes, if someone points out their perspective, their view, a photograph can take on a life of its own. As in the photograph below. Please view it, then see my narrative below. Hope you have fun! What do you see?
Ready? Let's go! Take a look!
You see a MESS. Doesn't look like a photograph to you, does it? Hmm, not really. I mean, what is she trying to say with this photo and why would she put this here for me to spend my time looking at it. Well, um, take another glance. There is so much in this photo, and I can't wait to talk about it.
First of all, the right ear of this horse is standing up straight! The vein going through the middle. If you have had the chance to feel a horse's ears when they are so taut, and tense, they are hard to the touch. But, they can be soft and relaxed at other times. This horse's right ear is at attention.
So, what happened to this horse's other ear? Oh my gosh, he doesn't have one! WHAT! OH MY! Poor horse! Right?
Ah, no... look closely. The horse's left ear has melted down into his fur of his head. Yes, it is there. Look right above the brow band of the bridle.
So, what is the horse doing? He had a huge itch I believe down in the bottom of his left leg. Trying to scratch through his leg wrap. I can imagine it might feel like having a human cast on, and trying to get that spot.
Look at the forelock from the middle of his head so beautifully brushed.
The boots of the dressage rider worn and experienced.
Are you finished looking now? Or, do you see the highlight of this "boring photo?"
Look to your left. The welcoming paw of a canine grabbing their owner's boot for connection and love.
Sometimes, a photograph can be something that you just might not realize the entire impact.
My Father and Mother, are both a team. They give me more love and support than any person could ever want. I KNOW, how lucky I am. I do not EVER wish to take their love and their giving for granted. They are my TRUE best of friends, and I know, I am lucky to have them here guiding me now. I wish to pay tribute to my Father! Here he is. He wishes to fit into the South Carolina relaxed "guy". He absolutely loves this. He is a Patent Attorney, and very important to his company, and what he did. But, do you know what he does now? He comes to my farm and paints fence posts. He never tires, and works so hard to make my farm so beautiful. He loves to give his love and mark. Just look at the posts. They are sooooo beautiful. All from my father. I know I am blessed, but I wish on this valentines day, that my father knows how much I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look at those posts. From the left to the right. Look at the paint can in the middle. Look at the happy smile from the man. Feeling huge pain in his knees, he paints for his daughter. He is gripping a bottle of water. He has a kitchen towel around his neck to keep the sweat off. A huge hat to keep him safe from the sun rays.
This is my, WONDERFUL DAD!! So, Daddy, thank you for EVERYTHING!! Mom, Thank you, FOR everything!!!
I love you so much, and send love on this valentines day. I know what is important.
Let's have some fun. You really need to look at the below photograph to see the entire situation! I hate to give you the answer to the question, but I will at the end of this post. What do you see? A large labrador retriever named "Max" is sitting in the sand. Why do you only see the tail and the hind end of another dog? Why is Max covered in sand? Hmm,
the dog that you see the "tail end" of, is as long as the dog laying in the sand above. How huge can this hole be that this dog has dug? HUGE. She is only at the top of the hole, and having some fun digging. The fun came when she was digging, and Max was watching. The sand flew up and out of that hole right on top of him. He just kept laying there, watching. Pretty fun. No, this dog is not bored (the one digging.) She runs a 14 acre farm for 3 hours a day. This must be her canine instinct of digging a bed? Not sure! She is only in the back yard for 15 minutes. But, she keeps constructing her "hole."
I hope you can "feel" this photograph. The young girl's hand placed into the middle of the ears, on top of the forelock of the horse. Having a handful of the forelock. The heat and energy from her loving hand penetrating to the mind of the horse. Communicating without words. A true partnership and union. A bond.