Sharon and Richard started this project to create an equine portrait calendar for 2021 with two goals:
1. To celebrate the relationships between owners and their equine friends in fine art equine portraits.
2. To explore the equine world in greater depth by visiting with owners and recording their stories.
The stories and images in the following blogs contain a wide variety of stories. Yet they have several similarities.
Most of the people started their life-long connection to horses at an early age, taking a break while in college and returning to the equine world as soon as they could.
All the horses we photographed were well loved and considered part of the family.
Surprisingly, many of the horses were acquired as the result of rescue for a dollar and brought back to excellent health. And there-in are some of the most varied and interesting stories.
Many, but not all, have personalities that make their caretakers laugh out loud. Feddie being one of the most mischievous of the horses we have photographed so far.
Please enjoy the reads and please add your thoughts and comments.
Be Safe. Be Healthy.
Rick and Sharon
Nov 19, 2020
Mary Tower and Trail Mary: My name is Mary Tower. My horse is Trail.Mary: When I first got Trail, I had only had a few months and it was quite a handful. And he reared a lot. Draged me everywhere. And I wasn't sure if I was enough for him.I couldn't figure him out and couldn't understand it all. So one day when I showed up to Windcrest Farm, Gail, the owner of the farm, she's like, you have to see this. Watch this. I know what I was going to get Trail from his paddock so I could brush him ...
Jeanne Ciampa, Indy and Shadow Jeanne: My name is Jeanne Ciampa. My horses' names are Shadow and Indy. He came with a really weird name which I changed to Indy. I'm told that Shadow is 16. And Indy is nine. They have similar markings, Indy has got a different kind of coat. He's also much bigger and he has a very elegant face. And Shadow has gray hair. Rick: Let's go back to the first horse you had after the car accident. Jeanne: Yes, I decided to go to this farm down the street ...