Horses are just amazingly grand beautiful creatures! I have always admired horses! I am a city girl with a daddy who had rural roots! He was raised on a farm and rode horses in 4H events as a kid. A couple of his siblings stuck to a rural scene and made the land and horses their way of life! I was blessed to ride as a young kid and felt the power of peace that one can feel when riding such a graceful powerful animal.
When my JOP families reach out and ask me to capture their child's relationship with a horse, I AM ALL IN! Being back around horses is such a creative peaceful feeling of love and appreciation not only for the horse themselves but for the relationship between the horse and humans riding them. The other is taking care of the needs of their friend. I can see the horse knows what their rider needs and won't hesitate to let the rider know what it needs!
Here are the favorites from my session with Mary Usher. Who is graduating from St. Joesph's Academy this year and who I have been photographing since 2009. And click here is what Mary had to say on Instagram about her horse and their experiences together!