A Photographic Return

July 12th, 2010

My predominant work in this world is as a horse trainer and horsemanship instructor in my other business, Mountain Rose Horsemanship — photography is my other love, after horses (and my husband, of course!). I have been as fortunate as can be the past few years as two of the fellas who help me around the ranch are also exquisite photographers!

Josh Levin and Josh Polson (the Joshs’ as we affectionately call them) are both avid horse admirerers themselves and have a wicked eye behind the lens. The majority of the photos that grace the Mountain Rose Horsemanship website are their work, which I feel so very proud to be able to showcase!

I just recently had the chance to return the favor (well, really I just scratched the surface of returning the favor after all the stupendous photographic work they have done for me!) by getting behind the lens to capture some moments between each of them and the horses that they adore.

You can learn more about each of these fine photographers below:

Josh Levin

Website: Fresh Eyes Photography

Contact: (303) 249-4012 or josh.owlnraven@gmail.com

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Josh Polson

Website: Polson Photo Journalism

Contact: (719) 359-0523 or Ace87j@aol.com

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Ode to the Cat

February 20th, 2010

I had cats on the brain today. A bit of an oddity for me, as it is most often horses that prance around in my mind’s eye. But today, as I was sitting in the dentist chair, reading about the evolutionary history and subsequent behavior of today’s domestic cat, I felt appreciation for the common house cat and gratitude for the joy that they bring into our lives. The following collection of photos is in honor of our felines – - the fastest acting, most effective blood pressure medication around (with the possible exception of Simon’s cat). This photographic ode to the cat is dedicated to my mother, the ultimate cat lady.

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I have had the privilege of knowing Frisco since day one and have been able to watch him grow into the striking and steadfast animal he is today. As Frisco is becoming more of an adult horse, Nini has been hard at work helping to prepare him for his future as a solid riding partner. In between some recent learning lessons a little snuggling occurred, making for some picture perfect moments. Visit Mountain Rose Horsemanship Training to meet Frisco as a stunning youngster.

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