Horse Life is a look into the unique bond between horse and human being. Jumping or floating across the ring at the show is a mere blink of the eye relative to all that happens behind the scenes in preparation for that moment. To spend all those hours at the barn, in the ring, on the road...it must be about something more than winning in competition, if one is to dedicate their life to this path. I am drawn to elements on the periphery. I photograph the details that are often overlooked…the breeding, bucolic afternoons in the pasture, the birth of a foal, the endless hours training, the trips to the vet, the constant showing, especially the presence and power of these majestic animals. No one lives this life without hard work, dedication and love.
Day in, day out, the work happens and information is transmitted through subtle movements of the legs and body position. They understand each other intimately. For years, horse and rider work together as one, jumping ever higher or floating across the ring…there is no separation…all elements in alignment toward victory.