Hoofbeats and Paw Prints

Where there are horses there are usually cats. Kindred spirits that live in harmony together. The cats help keep the mice at bay, while the horses enjoy their hay. This week I had the opportunity to visit a beautiful, historical and rustic barn in Poolesville for photo shoot of their barn cats. They were super…

Getting a Second Chance

There’s a place out in the beautiful Maryland farm country that is a haven for horses that have been neglected and mistreated. The Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Maryland has been giving a second chance to horses in need since 1989 and with their life-saving program adopt out over 50 horses a year.…

Cat on a Roof

What’s better than having a worldly view? Sitting above all else feeling supreme and untouchable. Of course, it takes a cat to figure out how it’s done.

Going for a Gallop

The boys felt frisky today. After several days of below freezing temperatures and frozen ground, my friend and I let our horses out so that they could stretch their legs. And stretch them they did. Galloping through the paddock, with strength, power, elegance and grace. The boys enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Such an expression of freedom.

Thinking in Black & White

Sometimes when out and about, opportunity for photographing a unique scene appears. But what to do if the light isn’t ideal? Harsh shadows, bright whites, hard light. Sometimes high contrast scenes lend themselves beautifully to a black and white image. There were several occasions today where the light wasn’t right but the right image was…

The Foals

In the paddock is a pair of mares with their little foals. Frolicking in the buttercups, the foals kicked their heels up in joy. Charming little things they are, with fur soft as silk. Filled with curiosity they watch and then suddenly turn around and run. Rolling in the buttercups is like rolling in soft…