Two Peas #13358
This Arabian mare and foal were trotting through the pasture and coming near to me, so I stepped right up into their path ready to shoot and clicked the shutter just as they reacted to slow and stop. I wanted that little twinge of surprise in their pose with ears up. I don't recommend doing this for obvious safety reasons unless you know horses and I do, but I wanted an untypical moving mare and foal image from head on. The setting is one of the very beautiful south central Pennsylvania farming valleys on a horse farm where I've shot many times.
This three month old baby with knobby knees is my old pal Allegra who appears as a beautiful full grown horse nowadays elsewhere in my work. She doesn't look the same at all. Here as a small filly, she is a rich brown like her bay mother, but today she is a stunning rose roan as she transitions to a gray horse like her father, the white (or gray) stallion who has appeared in calendars and magazines many times.