Monday, June 15, 2009

So Free

When I was growing up we had horses and I loved it! I loved all things horses. I use to spend hours in my room tracing pictures of horses. And my friend Jeana and I would ride horses in the pastures by our house, and even got so brave as to ride bareback and slide down the necks of our horses to dismount. It was a lot of fun. Eventually life changed and we didn't have horses anymore and some years went by before I got on a horse again. One summer I went with a friend to Sunriver and we went on a trail ride and I ended up with a wild horse that took off running from the slow paced trail group with me holding on for my life. That spooked me enough to not want to ride again. Since then I've only been on a horse one or two times to my mother's dismay because she eats, sleeps and breathes horses. :)

Anyway, this weekend we were down visiting family to celebrate Josh's 30th birthday and just as we had arrived at my mom's house in the evening, her friend Jennifer went out to the pasture and was riding her horse bareback. I had to take some pictures. I also snapped a couple shots of my mom's horse Pia (the blond hair horse).







This is Pia.







And I just liked these two random shots. :)

9 comments:

The Springer's said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS..

Erica said...

Oh my goodness GORGEOUS!

Janine the Bean said...

Those are beautiful. It looked like such a fun party.

Missy said...

These are beautiful! I LOVE the picture with the horse and woman's faces close together. The way you processed these is so rich!

Matt + Gina said...

That was so much fun.. I love shooting next to you! These turned out so so great! Especially the black and white one of Jennifer and Rosie close up! I'll have to get mine on facebook for you to see too. Love you sis!

Chelsi Ritter said...

bethany where does your mom live? these shots are stunning. i just loove the shot of pia with that gorgeous green background. by the way, i share in your unfortunate horse experience. remember nebraska and the horse ride we all went on? my horse had it's own ideas, and i've been scarred ever since!

Jessica Jordan said...

Very beautiful B.

Cory Lane Anderson said...

Just stunning!!!!!

BruceandBarbara said...

Gorgeous pictures and your mom's horse is so beautiful!