My friend Carol of Whispering Meadows Morgan Farm and I had been planning this morning’s photoshoot all winter. Her horses live just 10 minutes from me and she has a colorful herd of morgans on a very scenic piece of land. The part that couldn’t be planned is, I wanted to go on a morning when there was frost clinging to the trees, and that only happens a few times a winter, usually with little warning.
As I was eating breakfast, morning light started to illuminate the landscape and I looked out to see the trees heavy with frost. I texted Carol, she replied, and we were in business! I took care of my own horses and then thought I would wait until the sun came up a bit more before leaving when she sent me a photo of one of her foals with frost clinging to his fluffy coat. I chugged my coffee, grabbed my gear, and hit the road. We chased horses and stood in the snow for over 3 hours because we were having so much fun!
After I shared the images online, people responded so well to them, so I shared the photos with my editor and Horse Illustrated and asked if she might be interested in publishing them as a portfolio in a winter issue of the magazine. She loved the idea and the wheels were set in motion.
What I didn’t know is that they were going to run one of my favorites from the photo shoot ON THE COVER! I love how it perfectly allowed for title and text for the issue. This one is definitely going in a frame on my office wall!