Friday, December 30, 2011

Gypsy Soul

I've been asked before why I call my business Gypsy Mare Studios. Many reasons come to mind. 
The palomino mare my mother owned when I was born was named Gypsy. My mom had bought her as a baby and broke her to saddle. When I was an infant she would take me for trail rides. I blame that mare for my horse addiction. Another reason is that I associate the word gypsy with something magical and romantic; a lust for life, a passion for the open road. I always strive to put a little magic in everything I make. Through photography I enjoy showing people that magic in the world around them that they may not have taken the time to stop and notice. 
Lastly, I tell them, that I dream of owning a Gypsy Vanner someday.

It was my great fortune yesterday to meet a horse most magical, D' Artagnon, the beautiful Gypsy Vanner. 
I spent two hours photographing this beautiful, intelligent boy. Truth be told I could have spent days. 
Thank you so much to his owner, Carol, for sharing him with me so now I can share him with you!

I want to rock your gypsy soul

Just like way back in the days of old

And together we will flow into the mystic

~Van Morrison


Dom said...

I don't know that I'd want to own one, but Gypsy Vanners are definitely on my to-photograph list.

fernvalley01 said...

What a beauty! I am addicted to them as well, though , not sure I wnat to own one, just gaze in adoration at them from afar.BTW , I got a wonderful Christmas present. My very own Signed "Emergence " Painted Pony! Beautiful ,wonderful perfect!!! I know you understand why I wanted one so much

Once Upon an Equine said...

Wonderful photos of a very beautiful horse. I especially like the salt-n-pepper in his mane and his expressive eye. Of course, the rest of him is gorgeous! I like the meaning behind your studio name.

Zan Asha said...

Well, you know I LOVE this! All hail Gypsy Vanners! Maybe we can time share one if we get our funds together, Jen! :)

Seriously though--another set of great pictures! Happy New Year!

Lin said...

Wow, he is handsome! I can see why you loved taking his photo.

I enjoyed the story of your blog name. :)

Studio at the Farm said...

Jen, I so enjoyed your story about Gypsy Mare Studio's name. And you photos of D'Artagnon are wonderful; he is a MOST handsome lad!!! I hope your dream of having one of your own comes true SOON!!!!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

aww he is all fuzzy :D

i love the look of them, big horses but move so gracefully

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Wonderful photos Jen!

Wishing you a wonderful, and magical New Year!

Kristen said...

Beautiful pictures

Kathleen Coy said...

*sigh* He is incredible! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos, Jen. (And I LOVE that Van Morrison song too, so much...)


Grey Horse Matters said...

I've always loved the Gypsy horses and wanted to have one too. They are so beautiful. Then I think that around here with all the mud I'd never keep those feathers clean.

Beautiful photos. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the best in 2012.

Margaret said...

I photographed a gypsy vanner hose once and he was sweet. A stallion at that and he was a very gentle boy. Owning one's dream horse is breathtaking. My 1/2 Friesian delights me and though he isn't full Friesian, he does resemble them more than a QH. He is under 4 and still is growing and will fill out. Love, love your photography. Just noticed you painted pony with the unicorn... That is stunning! You are so talented.