I had the pleasure of photographing my Parelli instructor’s beautiful herd of horses last month. The herd of six includes a lovely Paint named Jag and her stunning daughter, Vision; a sweet, gentle mare named Zeva; a handsome Atwood Ranch Quarter Horse named Doc; a hunky, beautifully colored paint named Cash; and the goofball of the herd, another paint boy named Twist. After almost two years of learning with Patty, I was so happy to finally get to meet her horses. They were a blast to photograph! After I arrived and met everyone, they all went tearing around the arena at stop speed. Jag, the oldest, surprised us all by running and kicking up her heels with everyone, which made for some really fun images. I loved observing the herd and getting to know them and their very different “horsenalities.”
This gorgeous lady is Zeva. She is extremely soft and loving. Every time I approached her she just wanted to lick me!
The paint is Jag, and beside her is her daughter Vision, who looks more like her Arabian sire. Loved watching mom and daughter run around together!
All of the ponies love their momma!
Doc is Patty’s Atwood Ranch boy. He looks like a shiny penny and loves to play.
When I started photographing Twist (right), Doc (left) started eating the barrels. I think he wanted the attention for himself! All of the boys–Doc, Twist, and Cash–seemed to be competing for camera time. It was very entertaining!
Patty has a special relationship with Jag, and I’m so happy I could capture these images for her.
Cash is the big golden boy. So handsome!
I just loved Twist. He was the biggest ham in the herd. He was born with a crooked nose, and while some may see it as a flaw, I think it adds to his adorable personality!
I’ll end with my favorite image of the day, of gorgeous Vision. I loved her!
If anyone in Ft Myers or the surrounding area is in need of a natural horsemanship instructor to help you with your horse, get in touch with Patty. I can’t say enough good things about her and the wonderful training she has given me and my horse! Find her information HERE!