Posted in Arabian Horses, Equine Photography, Fine Art Prints, Weekly Photo Challenge

Shine – On Fire 2


I’m so happy that YOU liked  my first entry of this week’s photo challenge . It seems like many of you enjoyed this beautiful horse, so I decided to share another photo of him, from the same photo session. This young Arabian stallion is so gorgeous. His shiny coat, and soft appearance is an exact mirror of his pleasant personality.  BTW, spending time with a horse in a closed arena/pasture, is one of my favorite ways to capture a unique personality.

The horse in the photo is Aya Bezatal, from Aya Arabians in Twentynine Palms (CA.) His grandfather “The Bezatal”, won the famous Tevis Cup twice (1965,1967.) A half sister to Aya Beztal won the same contest 2015. These horses are not only beautiful, and kind, they have big hearts, and an endless amount of endurance in them.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I really enjoy checking out the other entries in this photo challenge. I like this week’s theme, and the positive associations people have to Shine.

I hope you’re having an amazing day!

Yours ,


Posted in Equine Photography, Family Portraits, Fine Art Prints, Horses For Your Soul, Nevada Landscapes, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge, Western Landscapes, wild horses

Local – A Family Affair


50% of the mustang population on the northern American continent resides in Nevada. In many parts of Nevada they are locals that you see on a regular basis.  A Family Affair features; a wild mustang stallion with his mare, and youngest filly. Photo taken in the foothills outside Reno, at the Virginia Range. I’ve seen this particular family for several years. They had an older filly as well, I believe she is with another band now.

If I had to choose only one favorite hobby to do for the rest of my life, it would be hiking out to these guys favorite spots, and just watch them do what horses do. As for now, I do it as often as I can. I’m sitting in my living room, working on this post for you, surrounded by seven of my favorite photos of mustangs, printed as large canvas prints. It takes me to them, when I can not go there physically.

I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! It is stormy here in Northern California this weekend. Yesterday I saw an interesting scene in my backyard. I just came back from a long walk. I showered, and when I stepped out of the shower, I saw something strange in the corner of my eye. It caught my attention, and I looked out the window to see my two greenhouses flying like if they had wings! A combination of strong winds 35-50mph, and rain, had pulled the stakes out of the ground. When I put the stakes in the ground a month ago, or so, the ground was hard as concrete, now it was all mud. Luckily I had also tied the greenhouses to the house on one side, and to a fence on the other side, hence they didn’t disappear..It took me an hour or so, to get the situation under control. I ran between the greenhouses, putting one stake in on this one, anchoring it with a heavy weight, another stake on the next greenhouse..anchoring that one…and so on. Luckily I had lots of plants in 15 gallon pots outside the greenhouses, that now have a new job holding the greenhouse in place (hopefully for the whole winter. You can see a photo of what it looks like now on instagram.) When the wind is unable to reach in underneath the greenhouses everything is fine. The only thing that could happen now is if the fabric tears, which I can not do much about. So far so good. How is your weekend so far?