Monday, February 10, 2014

A Rugged Old World for Chrome's inaugural issue


The American Paint Horse Association has made some exciting changes in the last year. One of which was a re-energizing of the member experience. A new publication was created just for members called Chrome offering a tantalizing blend of lifestyle articles for the Paint Horse enthusiast. I am proud to contribute to this beautiful publication, and I am excited to share with you some of my articles!

This article was spun out of my visit to Florida to take photos for APHA. We couldn't visit Ocala without stopping at Fox Grove Farm, the home of the late Rugged Lark and now Rugged Painted Lark. Lynn Palm and her husband Cyril Pittion-Rossillon have a beautiful French Country style home. I've been a fan of Rugged Lark since I was little--I still have his Breyer model horse. And come to find out, Cyril trained at Le Cadre Noir in Saumur, France--a place I visited while studying abroad in the area. The couple was so gracious to welcome me into their home for a tour. It was an interesting visit, and I love how the profile turned out. Check it out HERE and below. 

Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country

Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country

Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country


Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country

Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country

Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country


Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country


Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country

Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country

Abigail Boatwright Communications APHA Chrome Lynn Palm Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Rugged Painted Lark French Country




Thursday, January 2, 2014

Back to work!

photo by Jashley Boatwright

I've spent the last  part of 2013 getting acquainted with the newest member of our family: Mr. Wilder Dean Boatwright. Born November 25, he's been a wonderful addition to our lives. Now that it's 2014, I'm excited to jump back into freelance assignments, and I've already got a full plate. I'm looking forward to sharing my projects with y'all as they are published!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Baby Horse Bradshaw

I just posted photos of Diva's equine maternity shoot. Now, you can see what was in that bump! Meet Bradshaw, a precocious foal with a mind of her own! I absolutely love photographing babies--especially of the equine variety… so please sign me up if you have baby horses and you want portraits!

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits



Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Bradshaw Horse Foal Portraits



Diva's Equine Maternity Shoot

When my fellow Texas A&M Equestrian team teammate Kate Evans asked me to do a maternity shoot with her beloved mare Diva, I was all about it. When I found out that the HORSE was the one pregnant, I was even more excited. I began googling inspiration online and realized nobody does horse maternity shoots. I couldn't find anything! So that gave me a burst of creativity to try something new. Kate and Diva have been best buds for many years, and this foal means a lot to Kate. Capturing the mare and woman relationship was really special. I'm honored to have photographed the pair and I hope y'all enjoy the photos. I'll post pics of Diva's little baby in a future post!

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot

Abigail Boatwright Communications Kate Evans Equine Maternity Photo Shoot


Friday, November 15, 2013

Clean your boots like a pro article for Horse & Rider

One of my favorite things to do at major horse shows at Will Rogers in Fort Worth and the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds is get my boots cleaned. It's like a pedicure for cowboys. No matter the condition your boots are in, you'll leave with boots like new--or better than new. I wish I could get them cleaned more often by those guys.

So for this article, I picked the brain of one of the pros down at Will Rogers. Frank Holland has decades of experience cleaning boots, and he shared some great tips to recreate that horse show boot-cleaning care at home. Here's the full article--enjoy!


Boot Care 101


Boot Care 101


Boot Care 101


Boot Care 101