Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beaver Creek Art Festival: Aug. 1 & 2nd

Come see me at Beaver Creek this weekend! Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 27, 2009

RMRHA Summer Slide Show at the National Western Events Center in Denver, Colorado

I didn't realize it had been 2 weeks since my last post! Whew, the summer is flying by. Life has been really busy the last few weeks as I was getting ready for Zuma's Rescue Ranch fund raiser last Friday night and also a fine art festival this weekend in Boulder.

I did manage to squeeze in a day of photography last Wed. at the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Assoc. Summer Slide reining event. What a hoot! I met a few friends at the National Western Events Center down in Denver. I seem to be attending quite a few western events lately. Raised back east, I rode hunters but perhaps the CO air has something to do with it!

This golden mare really appealed to me and also my friends. She exudes grace and strength and perhaps I sense a bit of determination in her. Of all the horses I photographed that day, she was the only horse whose owner I was compelled to go down to the barns and find. I might add it took a bit of nudging and prodding but off I went.

I also photographed some mustang foals at Zuma's before I set up my display on Thurs. evening. Zuma's stepped up to the plate and rescued seven mustang horses from the recent Three-Strikes Ranch tragedy and some of them gave birth recently. Thank you to Jodi at Zuma's for working so hard to rescue abused horses and your work with foster children.

I had the good grace to meet a young teen there who loves photography and is so eager to learn. Her name is Felicia and she will be joining me when I go to photograph Melisa Pearce's horses at Lil bit North Ranch in a few weeks.

Life is good! Live, love, and horse at a time, one human at a time, one day at a time.

Yours in the dance,
windhorseOne Studios

Monday, July 13, 2009

Zuma Rescue Ranch Open House Gala: July 24th

Gosh there are few times I wish there were two of me but this week is one of those! It is also one of those amazing times of serendipity that I love so much. A few weeks ago a friend thought I might like to go to visit Zuma Rescue Ranch because I love supporting organizations that help horses and better yet organizations that help horses and humans.

Just last week I was thinking to myself that I should give them a ring when low and behold I received an email from them about their fundraiser this Friday. Unfortunately I will be away that day at the Aspen Art Festival but I will be there in spirit. Please click the above invite so that you can read about all the details! It is through the generosity of individuals in the community that organizations like this can grow and thrive.

Zuma's Mission

To rescue cast off horses and pair them with troubled children and families. Together, with the help of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy we will teach both horse and child how to live, love and trust again.

Horses sense the needs within children and provide and unconditional acceptance. Equine Assisted Psychotherapies open the locked doors of human minds.Once the door has been unlocked the healing can begin.

Michael Blake, author of "Dancing With Wolves" will be there signing his new book "Twelve the King", a tribute to his wild mustang. To learn more about this wonderful event please visit

Yours in the dance,
windhorseOne Studios

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Here is another shot from the Snowmass rodeo. This team was in the barrel racing competition.

I just love how this young girl's shirt matches her horses reins. The horse probably had pink leg wraps too!

Horses are kindred spirits for many girls and women. I know they are for me. A harmonious partnership with your horse is very beautiful and is cause for celebration.

Take a moment to pause and reflect and give gratitude for all the horse has given to us.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Colorado Photographic Arts Center: 2009 Juried Exhibit

Spiritus One

HI! I forgot to blog about this piece and the show comes down this Sunday. This is one of my favorite pieces and anybody in the Denver metro area may be interested in taking a peek. I am always tickled when one of my horses is accepted into a non-equine show.

I was driving down the road, with trusty camera in hand, when I saw this Percheron with 3 birds on her back. Who could resist! For some reason I felt the urge to add the egret, which I photographed in another location. It is the only horse piece I have in my current published work where I have added another element. Go figure.

windhorseOne Studios

7th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival: July 18 & 19

Saturday - Sunday, July 18 - 19, 2009

Come see me at the Aspen Art Festival located at Wagner Park, Aspen, CO.

I will have a booth there. Think sunny skies! We have had rain almost every afternoon and it poured several times at the Downtown Denver Art Festival. The next weekend I will be in Boulder and finish up at Beaver Creek.

I hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Snowmass Rodeo Western Wednedays: Snowmass Village Colorado

I returned home Fri. eve. from 6 days in Snowmass and Aspen Colorado. I attended a photo/painting hybrid class at Anderson Ranch. What a blast! So much happened in the last week I still have not stopped spinning!

While we were there we went to the Snowmass Rodeo Western Wednesdays which is held every week during the summer. I haven't gone to a rodeo in quite some time and I hoped to get some cowboy shots. But being an avid horse photographer I am happy to say I did manage to get some liberty shots. Nothing makes me happier than watching a beautiful horse run around freely without any tack.

Meet Hannah Montana, a beautiful bay mare. They let Hannah run loose in the arena while they told the crowd a little bit about the bucking horses. You see, Hannah is a bucking bronc and while it may appear so - I was not in the arena with her!

I don't believe she ever came out of the chutes that night which I was grateful for. I want to remember her like this and not with the whites of her eyes showing and her mouth wide open as she thrashes about wildly to remove the man on her back. I read in Monty Robert's book that broncs are prize animals that are well cared for and actually love their jobs. You can see by the pic. that she is in fabulous shape but you could have fooled me about the loving their jobs part. Well maybe the part about unleashing the cowboy!