Tag Archive | equine

Wild and Free

DSC_0211 (2)I feel guilty that I’ve not posted in a while.  There is no real good excuse other than I’ve just not wanted to.  I could go over the long list of reasons why, but they are neither here nor there.  They are reasons from a brain that never shuts off and a soul that constantly watches the numbers.  It also comes from a girl that has thousands upon thousands of pictures yet to edit and a spirit that has grown wearier than normal and is easily overwhelmed more than she used to be.

I had all these plans and goals. I always do and I’ve failed miserably to date.  I will not make promises, but there will be another post soon.  For now, I hope this one grabs your attention.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Because sometimes….

DSC_4212.jpgYou just have to smile.  This guy.  Popeye.  Muscular and blind in one eye just like Popeye the Sailor man, hence the name.

He is one of the stable horses, but he is also used in the therapeutic riding program.  He is one of the favorites.  One of the riders that no longer rides him still brings him a bag of carrots.  Who can blame them.

As for Pops…there’s not a lot else to say about this guy.  Mainly because I think that the picture says it all.  Popeye in all of his glory (and he’s had a few Olive Oyls I’m sure.  One I know of for sure).  Hope you enjoy this picture as much as I do.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Sir Duke…

DSC_2591Says he is over this week.  Actually, this was taken on Sunday. The warmer weather made all the ponies happy…and a little lazy.  I don’t blame them.  This weekend…cold and snow.  Yay….yeah.

Whatever the weather is where you are at…Hope that this warms your day just for a moment.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Angelic….

DSC_83412Or maybe ghostly. I do not know.  I’m not a big fan of the word angelic.  I’m not sure why, but it is not a word that I tend to use.  It doesn’t really roll off the tongue very well, but that is just me.  However, is is the only word that I could think of to fit.  That is kind of what this picture reminds me of.  Either way, I like it….hope that you do too.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

If all…

DSC_0465The snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes, oh what a snow that would be or something like something.  If you have ever once heard that song, it is now stuck in your head…you are welcome.

I’m pretty sure that this is Phoebe’s dismay at having her photo taken, though.  Oh well, it makes me smile and it wouldn’t be a photo shoot if at least one animal did not stick its tongue out.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Bond…

DSC_04702bw2Jay and Gordy.  Two of the most beautiful girls I’ve seen in a while. I think all horses tend to be beautiful.  Some more than others, but there is something about these two.  Unfortunately, Jay won’t be staying at the farm.  She is still too green and won’t work for what they need her for.  From a business perspective it makes sense. I have to keep telling myself that, but I hate to see her go and hope that she is able to find a good home.

She will be going back to the thoroughbred rescue she came from in Pennsylvania.  They have crazy stipulations for their adopters, but that can be good for the horses. Sadly, we will never know but here’s to hoping for the best for this beautiful girl.  I’d take her if I could.  Cheap wine dreams.

It is the moments like this though that make me realize  I’ll probably never be able to do “horse business”.  Where you have to make decisions whether it is financially feasible to keep a  horse.   I want to keep them all. Every dog. Every cat. Every horse. If I could afford it, I’d have a ranch full of animals.  A town full of animals.  How crazy would that be?

As for this picture.  I’m still working on the black background.  This picture, it was not taken in a barn. It was taken in the run-ins during the Christmas Eve snow.  The background was perfectly exposed, so I played with it.  I like how it looks.  I’m sure that it is not as natural as some of those other black background pics, but I like it just the same. Hope that you do too.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.