Abigail Boatwright

Writer | Photographer


About Me


Versatile. Dependable. Deadline-driven. 

From the time I was a little girl, I pored over stacks and stacks of horse magazines to learn everything I could about horses. I showed Quarter Horses as a youth and competed on the Texas A&M Equestrian Team in college. And for the last decade, I’ve turned my love of horses and magazines into the career of my dreams.

As a freelance writer and photographer, I draw from those years of competition, a myriad of agricultural classes at Texas A&M, training gained at media internships including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the American Quarter Horse Association, nearly five years of writing and photography for the American Paint Horse Association and five years as a freelancer to produce quality articles and photos that I deliver on time.

I'm a skilled photographer for the equine industry, but I also photograph humans and pets for portraits, headshots, engagement sessions and senior portraits.

When I’m not writing or taking photos, I’m traveling the world with my husband and our children Wilder and Felicity. Reading is my favorite. I’m a third generation shoe addict. I’m fueled by coffee and exercise. I love to cook and try new foods and wines. I’m hopelessly attached to posting pics (usually of my babies) on Instagram. Shoot me a message—I’d love to see how I can help you with words or images.


Capturing the relationship, whether it’s between horses and humans, couples, families or between a boy and his dog, are some of my favorite parts of my job. My background shooting editorial for horse magazines makes my equine photos technically correct, but I’m always looking for the emotional connection to shine through in my images. I love crouching in a pasture while foals prance and stretch their legs. Couples in love make me happy. Most of all, I love seeing a little girl discover the joy of being one with her horse. Taking those photos allows my clients to always remember those special moments in time.

Photo shoot packages start at $250. High resolution, edited images and an online proofing gallery are included. Please inquire for more info on packages and pricing!




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The Freelance Remuda

The Freelance Remuda is a podcast about navigating the equine media frontier. Co-hosted by seasoned freelance professionals Abigail Boatwright and Kate Bradley Byars, the podcast explores the trials and triumphs surrounding life as a freelancer in equine media, while sharing valuable tips from equine media editors and creatives doing what they love.

The dictionary lists a remuda as: re•mu•da (noun): a herd of horses that have been saddle-broken from which ranch hands choose their mounts for the day.  Find and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and for more information, go to


Hire Me

If you'd like to hire me for freelance work or just want to chat, I'd love to hear from you!

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Contact Information

Phone: 210.414.6761

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