Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Barn Photos in Black & White


It was snowing quite heavily when Zoe and I made our way to the barn to see Rosie. Her owner is in sunny Cancun this week and we are caring for her on days we usually don't. We both really enjoy it!

Rosie is such a gentle mare.






Zoe tries to take her blanket off but can't manage the hooks yet.


Sophie the warmblood weanling is giving me the hairy eyeball!


Zoe loves Rosie and attaches herself to Rosie's leg after riding.
Honestly one of the sweetest horses I have ever met. I don't even attach a leadrope on her when Zoe rides, she follows me around the indoor like a puppy dog. She even jogs when I do!
How lucky we are to have this opportunity!



I bless the hoss from hoof to head -
From head to hoof, and tale to mane! -
I bless the hoss, as I have said,
From head to hoof, and back again!
~James Whitcomb Riley

28 comments:

Abbie said...

These photos are beautiful and I love the quote at the end :-)

Abbie

Promise said...

Love the photo at the gate to the indoor...so sweet!

LLA Creations said...

You are so lucky to have such a wonderful Horse - Rosie! Pictures are great.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Great photos! I love all the ones with Zoe and the first one is a very interesting shot. Looks like that hoof is just packed with snow.

Kat_RN said...

Delightful! She is a lucky girl. Will there be more lovely paintings from any of the black and white photos?
Kat

Marydon said...

Jennifer, I find such peace in your horse photos ... they are just beautiful & Zoe is adorable.

We are in a blizzard literally right now ... YippEE!

Have a wonderful day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Robin Larkspur said...

Awwww, it looks like Rosie is smiling as Zoe hugs her leg. So wonderful and sweet! Robin.

Judy said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures...how lucky you both are. Zoe is such a lucky girl.

jane augenstein said...

What a wonderful mare Rosie is, so gentle and kind. You are lucky to her in your life!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

These are gorgeous photos. Glad you had a wonderful time with the horses in spite of the weather. :) Theresa

LuLu Kellogg said...

These are wonderful photos and I love the black and white...especially the one with the snowy hoof :)

Hope you are staying warm!

LuLu~*xoxo

Jeni said...

aww love the pictures of Zoe and Rosie =) She is a great mare.

Studio at the Farm said...

Wonderful photos!! You are so fortunate to have a loving mare like Rosie.

photogchic said...

I love love love that pic over the arena gate....that is precious.

Linda said...

That is an amazing mare. I love her!! Nice pictures, too--I like the black and white. GREAT quote--it really fits with the pictures.

Paint Girl said...

Rosie is beautiful and I love your pictures! The last one is adorable!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful photos! Love the one of Rosie hanging her head over the gate & looking at Zoe. Rosie is such a sweet horse. How fortunate for you to have the chance to spend time with her.

First Draught Farm said...

The final picture speaks volumes --look at the smile on both faces. PS: Keep her with the people when you are there and are cleaning ... and remember she can't scratch "way back there" and will love you even more if you do.

Jessie McCandless said...

I absolutely love these pictures. What a cute pair. You can see the love between them :)

Dom said...

Great shots! Love the one with the gate and the one with the rays of sunshine.

Zan Asha said...

Stunning photographs, and such a sweet mare. Haha, so is it crazy to even envy someone CLEANING stalls of horses? At least to get a closeup of these marvelous creatures? :)

allhorsestuff said...

Wow, your collection of B/W stable shots are wonderful.
Your Zoe and Rosie...oh my, gorgeous little girl spirit with a horse! Her hugging Rosie's leg~a priceless shot!
I do also love her hanging over the arena gate, to love on Zoe.

Isn't it nice when you asked to help, and the dream of being the sole care giver of you lovely horse comes true! There its nothing like it, and that quote does amplify that.
KK

Lin said...

What a sweet horse! I can't believe how gentle she is. :)

I like your new header on the blog.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos...I think horses are beautiful creatures....not being raised around them....they do intimidate me somewhat. Your art work is gorgeous and I will be adding you to my photography blog.
By the way I found you through Life On A Southern Farm blog.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos, experiences and memories!

Kristen said...

So nice to see your little one shares your love of horses. I had horses as a kid and we used to just hop on bareback and go riding in the woods almost everyday and be gone for hours. I hope she continues to ride and you too must be so happy to be back in the saddle!

CTG Ponies said...

I love horses like that. They take care of the kids and are very sweet. Most of mine are like that and my first horse that taught me and my daughter to ride was like that.

Kelly said...

...I just loved this post. These photos are amazing, and that you did them in black and white is really cool...it totally adds to the feeling of a cold winter's day.