Last weekend I did a lot of driving, and it was totally worth it! It has been my longest solo drive in a long time, from Salem all the way to Nine Mile Falls, Washington (which is above Spokane!).
In the higher elevations, the autumn color was in its peak and absolutely the perfect backdrop for Teresa and her gang of horses.
He's a go-getter type of gelding, always looking for a job to do which is perfect for his job as ranch horse. He's always thinking and itching to be working and has total trust in Teresa. We had two different sessions and I'm excited to share them with you!
He's Teresa's Corgi and he's quite the character. From going on his own adventures on the ranch to riding in the saddle, he stands out (as in short) amongst the other ranch dogs which are all much taller than him, since they are Border Collies.
Meet Big Mac (with Curly Fries).
Can you believe that this beautiful Belgian-Bashkir Curly cross is only a yearling? Mac is more of a snuggler than Demo, so he got to make an appearance during our evening session. He is such a cutie!
Picture this: An hour after sunrise and you can see your breath, because it's warmed up an entire 6 degrees from dawn to a whopping 30 degrees F. Time for the warm clothes, which happen to be ranch clothes!
Teresa, Demo, and Chief are the cutest partners and I had the pleasure to capture that. This is what I love, it's my heart. I think I even surprised Teresa with my knowledge of wild rags and mecates.
And to end the perfect morning of ranchy photos, Teresa's boyfriend even cooperated for a couple fun photos.
If you enjoyed these photos, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below! and don't be surprised if you start seeing some watercolors inspired by my time with Teresa and her gang of horses and Chief.
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