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the Ranch Horse – a working member of a team of horse and human in daily ranch life – the tasks the team must perform are varied and sometimes dangerous – roping , cutting , herding ,dealing with hazards and obstacles  on the trail ,

and sometimes there are events that allow the horse and rider to show off their abilities at reining , cutting , roping , and trail hazards

these images that follow are from the Ranch Horse Versatility Show in Carmel Valley California    it is quite hard to capture a horse , rider  ,  steer , and   rope   in a good and pleasing manner for most people  – it is very difficult to perform all these tasks

 

RHV-9668 RHV-8018 RHV-9688 Cathe-Hook-RHV-8176 RHV-winner-8831 copy RHV-8919 RHV-9029 RHV-tagged-9124 RHV-9078 RHV-8928 RHV-9165 Kelli-RHV-9407 RHV-9249

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just a small selection of images of the horse

proud copy sidesaddle-4973 copy ?-gallop-7913 copy the rub-7452 copy arabian-1513 copy 8am halt copy Henry Boyd -3288 copy PBDS-1975 copy stallion-2 copy Maddie-Onyx-3979 copy Rasta-8232 copy

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people will judge your outlook in life

by your perception of your glass

is it half full ?

or half empty ?

i have a thirst for life

so will simply

savor the taste –

the flavor

of what i drink

i hunger to see

different images

in anything

such as Thunder Thighs

or the beauty of a rose

without colour

basic thunder thighs-9965 B&W rose -6718

life is not –

to me –

what is in your glass

wether half empty

or half full

but rather

what you fill it with

what you taste

wether it be an mirage of a horse

or the tracks in the desert sand

that will vanish

with the slight stirring

of the wind

arabian-1486 tracks-2

what boots

will i walk in today ?

will i leave tracks

that anyone will follow ?

will anyone thirst

for what i have seen ?

boot copy

 

Shakespeare ,

to my way of feeling,

had it wrong-

it should not be written as –

” a horse- a horse-my kingdom for a horse ”

but rather

“MY Kingdom IS my Horse !”

Jake and I -4928 copy

horses are my favorite subjects to photograph  –  i started with crows and skulls and progressed to horses –   and they still leave a wonder and fantasy of life in my soul – an excitement of freedom – the wind racing across a dream

these are some of my lesser seen images and some seen a lot – please visit the link to my photo contest entries to see some other equine images   –it is in the prior 2 posts

i will return soon with writing and more images- some western shows coming up—enjoy

Friesian head Ranch Roundup-4237 copy steer clinic-7633 copy Friesian mare-8145 copy steer clinic-3433 intent-1 copy Zelvius-9688 copy just tangled Jake

if you drank

the wind

would you be able to stay at rest ?

Horses drink the Wind,

sometimes

i like to capture them in motion

the feeling of the Wind

instead of frozen in time

 

abstract-3 copy draft-6511 copy Ranch Horse Classic-motion-5198 more slo mo Jake copy NVHRA-motion-3237 copy power in harness copy King's_horses_3 copy

it would seem that i have committed myself to writing this story to completion–the Weaver–at first it was a simple story of the fabricating of a slightly erotic Lace for the Woman the Weaver has fallen in love with–but all of a sudden some great charactors appeared  –Lucifer’s Stallion for one –and the Bad Ass Crow–

we shall see —  it shall appear in chapters  —chapter one is close to completion

 

lucifers stalliom

Jake-3786-B copy

I am a Drinker

of the Wind

when i partake of this

heady spirit

i become as one with the

Wind

My voice can Howl

among the highest peaks

as a Banshee

heralding My kill

I can be as harsh

and cold as

deep winter

or Whisper

a Seductive poem

thru a quiet glen

in a lush Valley

to temp a maiden’s

favors

i can be as

warm and gentle

as a Spring day

I can race

with the clouds

across the night sky

drive the rain

as stinging tears

from these same clouds

to wash the sky

and earth clean

 

 

I am a Drinker

of the Wind

my name is Horse

and i fly across the land

free as the Wind

a Spirit untamed

and i drink this Spirit

I am the Wind