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Been Awhile….

DSC_5942HI, all.  I know that it seems like it has been forever since my last post.  I cannot even remember when.  I know that I could look, but it will confirm what we already know.  It has been quite a while.

My brain has been so overwhelmed that it has been a bit difficult to concentrate.  I’ve not touched my camera in well over a month.  I’ve not really edited any new photos.  It has been something, but I will not whine.

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Since my last post, I’ve successfully completed my first major art show.  Though, it was not my first…it was the biggest out of the three.  I am quite happy with the outcome.  It was non-stop from the time that the show started.  I didn’t sell any of my big pieces, but I was selling so many smaller pieces that eventually I lost count and was shocked when I counted my earnings.  I didn’t bring back my actual investment, but the amount I did clear was much higher than I ever anticipated.  There was so much positive feedback and several people came back around a couple of times.  Cards were taken, so we shall see.

I know that my investment will not have to be as much next year, but I’m unsure whether I will be submitting an entry for it.  Part of me wants to and the other part struggles.  A year seems so far away and unlike this year…well, I’m unsure what next year holds in store.

This month I will be a vendor a charity event for one of the therapy barns, Courage Rock.  Two of the horses from the farm, Acers and Gracie Bay, now reside there.  Kim is an amazing woman and her program is designed to bring horses and vets together to therapeutic healing.   I’m looking really forward to setting up there and I hope to bring in enough revenue to make a decent donation to the Courage Rock program.  I am staying positive.  DSC_5950Next on my agenda is finishing school.  I have just three weeks remaining for this class and then just two more classes before I complete my bachelors.  With that said, I’ve been working my grad school applications.  Personal statements are a requirement for the schools that I’m considering it and they all require multiple parts…..they’re taking a bit to get done.  That is good, though. I’m actually putting thought into them and not rushing.  I hope that it has a successful outcome.

I think that is about it for news on my end.  As for the picture. I went to a buffalo ranch here in Indiana.  It is a family owned business and one of the children is a Hippotherapist out at the farm.  This beautiful girl is her brother’s horse.  Her name is Chase and she is the most beautiful and loving thing.  She’s a Rocky Mountain and just purely to enjoy and admire.  There is something wrong with her leg(s) that prevents her from being rideable, but I don’t remember all the details.

Anyway, that is all that is going on in my world. I hope yours is a bit more entertaining and that you enjoy the pictures.

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Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

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The Faces of Red….

DSC_5073The beautiful and incredibly sweet Red.  The only quarter horse in his family.  His brother and sister are both Connemaras, but that is okay-he’s a special guy.  23ish I think. Somewhere around there.

DSC_5088I am undecided as to which photo is my favorite.  One of the two head shots for sure. I hope that you find one that you like.  DSC_5090Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography

Always Incredible

DSC_5046The always incredible Mr. H.  Actually, it is HP (Hocus Pocus, but no one calls him Hocus Pocus).  HP, the Rocky Mountain Horse.  HP, the Rocky Mountain that apparently missed the memo that he was supposed to be a certain size.   DSC_5051I suppose there is an exception to every rule.  It seems like several of the horses out at the farm didn’t get the memo.  Sir Duke, the haflinger.  The Dude. HP. Aidan.  Probably a couple of others as well.  All a bit off “size” for their breed…oh well, they’re all beautiful.  And HP, well, he’s about as photogenic as they come.  DSC_5052He never disappoints and I hope that you agree.  Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.  DSC_5071Montana Rose Photography

Sir Duke….

38005563_10155723986830998_5716868725315993600_oI rarely post photos that I have taken on my phone, but I couldn’t resist these.  I took these today as I was finishing up at the farm.  38137323_10155723986845998_3543405803690000384_oSir Duke was standing in his stall and the sun was reaching dusk status so it was shining through his window.  I had just finished raking the aisle way to his stall and so there was dust swirling around.  It was a perfect scene.  38271010_10155723986840998_1130188715155521536_oNaturally, I didn’t have my actual camera and so I had to use my phone.  I don’t know if it depicts the scene I was wanting it too, but I like them and hope you do too.  38131544_10155723986860998_6991746904329551872_oAnd it would be Sir Duke, if he didn’t add a little bit of this…whatever this is.

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

The Cunning Aidan

DSC_4101The other day, you met his sister Lucky.   Today, you meet the grey stud.  Well, actually he’s a gelding, but just the same.  Look at that studly face.  DSC_4112bwHe’s also a Connamara pony…he just didn’t get the memo that he was supposed to be pony size. I’m not sure of his actual height, but he is clearly taller than his sister.  That is okay, he’s a beauty.  A grey beauty.  That took me a bit to understand.  How he was considered grey.  Even as they explained it, it just baffled me.

DSC_4115bwIt’s all about the skin tone and the skin tone under that silky hair of his is blackish making his coat grey.  It’s more obvious now that summer is here, but when I first met him, I couldn’t see it.  They are considered white if their skin is pink underneath their coat.  I am getting it now…mainly because the grey is more obvious now.

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Mr. Aidan is about as patient as his sister.  Neither like having to stand in the barn. Who can blame them?  They love knowing what is going on and being front and center.   Aidan will stomp and rear, neigh and paw…whatever it takes to get attention.  They love treats and being loved on.  I’m happy to do both.  DSC_4082

These are some of my favorite pictures so far.  I wish I had gone a bit higher on the shutter speed, but I think that it works.  He looks amazing.  I also love that he actually wears a rope halter, because it was a lot easier to shop out.  There are a couple of areas that were difficult to perfect, but I don’t think that the flaws stand out too much.  At least I hope not.  What I do hope is that you like them too.
DSC_4088bwHave a beautiful day and tomorrow.

Montana Rose Photography