Equine Study:


If the question is what are my favorite things to photograph, I bet anyone who has even thought about looking at the blog could answer

  1. My horse
  2. Plants

Now that I have kittens they can be included, but to be honest they don’t sit nearly as nice for the camera as D’Artagnan (Dar-tan-yon). In fact, the only time I have problems with this horse and photos is when he is respectively trying to eat the camera. But, I mean, who wouldn’t want to do that?

Sometimes I wonder if my readers get tired of horse pictures, or more importantly, one horse over and over again. Sometimes I think about taking a break from the horse photos, and sometimes I actually do. But these creatures are so stunning that I could study one for years and not get tired of it. I’m not just saying this about my boy, either, though he is the love of my life.

Horses have long been these figures of grace and power. If you own one or spend time with them, you know that’s not always the case. (Hint: My horse has literally been afraid of a butterfly before) But there is something to be said about that statement.

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Equine Study: My Love


I honestly don’t think I’ll ever be able to describe what it’s like taking photos of my horse. The photos are magical, the lighting, the setting… it’s all amazing. The horses seems majestic, and they are very beautiful creatures, but they are so much more than you see them as. They’re moody, they’re immature, they’re sweet, they’re jumpy. So, I leave you with the peace offering below to help you understand the process a little better.


IMG_2462 IMG_2468IMG_2464IMG_2471 IMG_2480  Meet D’Artagnan, the only stable man in my life (it’s okay, you can laugh, you’re supposed too). His name is french, if you are wondering (dar-tan-yon) is how you’d pronounce it. Bonus points to you if you can guess were it’s from below in comments. (hint: I’m an English major)

Just thought I’d share some pictures of the joy of my life.

Anna Oates, Stokesdale NC, 2012