I needed a horse day this month. A day to just be with horses, connecting and healing. After spending the day soaking up horse energy, I brought my camera out as the sun went down. I was approached by several mares in the herd and spent several minutes with each one, as they took turns approaching me, inhaling to take in my scent, and allowing me to touch, rub, or scratch them. This image represents my experience that day, allowing "the approach" of each horse who chose to be with me.
This image was taken at Mystic Meadows Genetics, home of the Pegasus Project in Lockwood, California on November 10, 2023. This is the venue for one of the 2024 Equine Photography Workshops. The image has been added to the Fine Art Gallery.
Featured Image for August 2022
This is an impromptu portrait of "Love the Night Sky," one of the "Making Pegasus" stallions owned by Greg Davis. I can't get enough of this horse. His coloring and coat patterns are beautiful and his personality is infectious. He's curious, playful, and gentle. Look into those eyes and tell me what you feel.
Featured Image for June 2022
Jupiter is one of the “Making Pegasus” stallions, born in 2019. He is a Clydesdale whose dam was “Bella Donna,” a Sabino Clydesdale. His sire was “Thorpe Hill Royale,” 2016 winner of the Cawdor Cup at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland.
What’s the meaning of his name? Jupiter is the chief Roman god, husband of Juno, and god of light, sky, and weather. I’ve chosen this image of Jupiter for June, since Jupiter and June clearly go together! Spiritually, Jupiter's energy is optimistic, hopeful, compassionate and generous.
This image of Jupiter (the horse) was taken at Greg Davis' Making Pegasus ranch in Lockwood, California on April 21, 2022. The background image of Jupiter (the planet), was found at https://mymodernmet.com/junocam-jupiter-photo-northern-regions/ ~ the image was taken with the Juno cam.
This image of the month has been added to the on line Fine Art Gallery!
This was a touching moment between "Magum Opus" (front) and "Love the Night Sky" behind him. These two stallions were stall mates growing up and have played together since birth. "Magum Opus" is affectionately known as 'Mo' and is 1/2 Shire, 1/2 Gypsy. His mother is "Magic" and his sire is "Seneca". He was born in June 2018.
"Love the Night Sky" was born on the 4th of July, 2018! An American Saddlebred, he got his name because he was born on Independence Day and his coat pattern looks like fireworks. He is homozygous tabiano, which means all of his offspring will have the same coat pattern. This is very rare in American Saddlebred.
This image was taken at Greg Davis' Making Pegasus ranch in Lockwood, California on March 3, 2022. This image of the month has been added to the on line Fine Art Gallery!
"Light and Breezy"
Luca is 1/2 Holsteiner Warmblood, 1/4 Friesian, and 1/4 Percheron and is 17.1 hands tall (that's big). Luca is derived from the Latin name, Lucas, meaning “bringer of light.” He loves to play-spar with his stallion mate Thunder that he grew up with; both born in 2019.
This image was taken at Greg Davis' Making Pegasus ranch in Lockwood, California on January 16, 2022. This image of the month has been added to the on line Fine Art Gallery!
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