Your Horse Portrait
You and your horse! One of our
What makes the relationship between you and your horse
unforgettable? Is it the present memories? Or memories from the
past? Are you a participant yourself or did you simply enjoy watching
your children participate?
We feel many elements must be present to create that special portrait!
the horse years are fleeting. We see the young riders grow up and head
off to college or a career. Even as they move into their futures, they
will always view these years as the most exciting and fulfilling of
their lives! For others, the horse years never stop and continue
into a rewarding career or lifelong hobby. Others come back to the
world of horses after an absence.
But no matter which direction you take, horses will have made you the
person you are today!
Wherever the future takes you, there will always be that memory of a
special horse! Maybe it was a great day, that incredible ride,
that miracle foal, the joy and happiness on a child's face, a fun
filled pony day or that quiet ride through the woods and fields. As the
years pass, those memories become more and more important to you! You
want to not only SEE the detail of the moment but you want to FEEL
How to get one!
It's easy! Need us to take the photos?
We travel all over the United States to meet our clients! We usually
meet at a pre-determined location and take the reference photographs
for the portrait. For most portraits, a stable, barn or horse show work
great! You can see the photos right after we take them and we can
determine size, medium and pose right there!
Have your own photos? You can bring them to us or mail or email them
and let us help you select the best look for your portrait! We
work together to create that special look. You can opt to have just
your horse, you and your horse or a series of special moments brought
together in a collage!
To set aside a day for us to meet and photograph you and your horse, or
to simply chat about your portrait and get further details, give us a
call today and let's get started!
Theresa and her Horses
I confess that I am down to 2 little
ponies. They are joined by the 4 Pygmy goats, the 5 dogs and the old
cat. Some of the animals are purebred, some are rescued. All demand our
attention but in return apparently think we are quite wonderful by
following our every movement and
showering us with affection!
But if we go back a few years, you'll discover that I grew up with my
mother's Connemara ponies, 4-H, Pony Club and the Old Chatham Hunt in
NY. I thrived in bareback gallops with friends down abandoned railroad
trestles and enjoyed the 5 mile Saturday hacks to Pony Club. I
experienced the schooling and discipline required for a Pony Club B
certification but also enjoyed bareback dips with the horses in the
cold New England creeks.
I call the hard work intertwined with fun and competition "the total
horse experience!" There was the inevitable stall cleaning, the
spring mending of fences after the snow plows had damaged them,
galloping through the snow with a long line attached to a western
saddle while pulling a tobaggon of kids, the training of young
foals, the euphoria of winning my classes with a green horse we had
raised and trained, the crunch of the snow as I walked to the barn at
night. I accepted breaking the ice on the pond and getting back on
after a fall (with my Arabian-things lived in the ground on a regular
basis!). Yes, there are some crazy things we all did on
horseback that my mother did not know about but, hey, I'm still here to
talk about it! I learned all about the breeding and foaling of the
mares, the weanings, and I can still see the steam rising from the
backs of the horses on a cold fall day while participating in the Hunts.
I loved the unrelenting speed and endurance of my college
Thoroughbred. I loved the timelessness of driving my teams of
Belgians,watching my children head out for a day of riding, camping
with Quarter horses in the NC mountains, and learning more about the
worlds of gaited horses and performance reining horses.
But it isn't just memories that I have of my "total horse
experience!" Now I spend much of my time re-visiting these
memories and feelings through my clients. It's great! I know their
excitement, their sorrows, their joys! In creating their portraits, I
am one with their feelings and in tune to those moments that they want
to remember the most! Hey, life is good!
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Gallery in 2 sections. The page you are reading now, with our
introduction will have recent portraits, while the rest of our Equine
Portraits will be on separate page:
|Here are some
recently completed Horse Portraits. Please visit our Horse Portrait Gallery
to view more.
a surprise! It's wonderful!"
"We love it. It's
just what we wanted"
It is here and it is absolutely the most beautiful portrait!
Thank you so MUCH!
Charlotte and JR
captured so completely the sweetness of his face and his wise old
eyes. You also captured perfectly the face of a
little girl who thought he was just about the
best friend anyone could have in life. Thank you for
doing such a beautiful job. I will treasure it always.
beautiful summer's day in Blowing
Rock. Katie and her ponies Sammy and Sassy.
and her pony Outrageous