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Carly hugging Hercules's face at Winward Equestrian
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Carly and Hercules grew up together – that’s how she describes it. I think it’s a beautiful way to look at their 25 year long relationship. Carly is the trainer at Winward Equestrian, and Hercules is lucky enough to live out his golden years with Carly and her students on a gorgeous farm in Colts […]

Carly & Hercules | Winward Equestrian | The Senior Horse Project

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Maya with PacMan, photographed for The Equestrians of Color Project
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Last year, a group of equestrian photographers, including my mentor Shelley Paulson, created a project called The Equestrians of Color Project, to amplify the voices of equestrians of color that want to share their stories. As stated on the project’s website, the goal of this project is to raise awareness and support diversity within the […]

The Equestrians of Color Project | Maya & PacMan

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girl with chestnut horse in the woods at Chestnut Hollow Farm
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Allison and Dino “The Wonder Pony” were a pair I was super excited to connect with. His story is amazing – he and Allison just so happened to find each other at just the right time, and because of that, he’s living his best life in his senior years at Chestnut Hollow Farm in Perkasie, […]

Allison & Dino | Chestnut Hollow Farm | The Senior Horse Project

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woman in mauve top and hat standing with her mare at Ponyz on the Rockz
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Our next pair in the Senior Horse Project, Rachelle & Polly. These ladies have such an interesting, layered story because it spans multiple generations. Rachelle has raised two of Polly’s babies, Teddy and Jasper, at her farm Ponyz on the Rockz. Rachelle’s hat is sentimental in these images – she had some past pictures of […]

Rachelle & Polly | Ponyz on the Rockz | The Senior Horse Project

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girl in turquoise dress with bay gelding at Robin Hill Farm
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The second pair in the Senior Horse Project series is Allison & Maverick! I was SO excited for Allison’s session with her horse Maverick at Robin Hill Farm in Pittstown, NJ. While Maverick was Allison’s first baby, her second (and first human!) baby was going to join us for the shoot as well! It was […]

Allison & Maverick | Robin Hill Farm | The Senior Horse Project

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girl in pink dress with white horse at Duck Crossing Farm
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While my Senior Horse Project has been a long time in the making, I can honestly say it’s been one of the most rewarding, satisfying things I’ve ever done. I started this project at the end of 2019, thinking that be able to share these stories and portraits with you by the end of the […]

Lauren & Sly | Duck Crossing Farm, PA | The Senior Horse Project

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girl with grey pony in field
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Did you rescue your horse and give them a second chance at life? If you rescued or purchased your horse from a kill pen/kill buyer, feedlot, or neglectful environment or adopted a horse from a rescue organization that removed your horse from a bad situation, let’s tell your horse’s story. I’m looking for individuals in […]

2021 Second Chances Project | Auction, Feedlot and Rescue Horses

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While 2020 was a bizarre, unsettling, and fine, I’ll say it – “unprecedented” – year, there were certainly a few bright spots, and working on my 2020 passion project, the Senior Horse project, was one of those bright spots. We also had a bit of a late start due to the stay-at-home order and mandatory […]

Passion Projects | The 2020 Senior Horse Project

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woman with horse wearing flower garland
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I know I’m only like, a year behind on my blogging (!), but I feel like Ann and Munchkin were worth the wait, don’t you?! Ann was Mrs. New Jersey 2019, and we did these portraits shortly before she competed for the title of Mrs. America 2019. It’s been so fun to follow along with […]

Mrs. New Jersey 2019 Ann Pennington & Munchkin | Foxbreeze Farm, NJ

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little girl in shadbelly with pony
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Cute rider? Check. Cute shadbelly for cute rider? Check. Cute PONIES for cute rider? CHECK!! Get ready for major pony faces. Since I’m a horrible procrastinator and these portraits were taken in summer 2019, not all of these ponies are still being ridden by Lotus, but last summer they were! And they were cute! We […]

Lotus & Her Ponies | BDR Legacy Farm, Lambertville, NJ

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