"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Arabian Horse Show-Training the Quarter Horse

Several weeks ago I went to the Arabian Horse Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds here in San Diego. There were dressage competitions in the main ring but I was lucky enough to photograph this young cowgirl giving her horse a workout in an adjoining ring.


  1. Wonderful Susan, you really have this right in every way

  2. Love the light on the front leg, and the "swishing" tail... you really captured it!

  3. Thank you, Rick, I enjoyed painting this as I saw the power and deliberate movement of this magnificent animal when I was at the show. The connection and respect between the horse and rider was very apparent and I wanted that to come through in the painting. And, Gina, thank you so much for your kind words - I am glad you like it.


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