I absolutely love this photo. The editor of
asked me to shoot some photos of a youth World Show competitor the magazine was featuring for an article. Andrew and his family met me in Fort Worth and we headed down to the Trinity River for some photos. It was very hot, but both horse and owner did a great job. Check out the cover for AQHA's member magazine!
I've had the pleasure of writing about arenas several times for several publications since I was an intern at AQHA. I feel like every time, I delve a little deeper, and I love getting to talk to experts in this highly technical and broad field. Following are two articles I wrote for the American Quarter Horse Journal. The first talks about building your own arena, and the second talks about caring for the footing. .
And here's part 2.
As often as I've ridden horses using sliding plates, I kind of took them for granted. Every reiner has them--it's just expected. But when I was asked to write this article for the American Quarter Horse Journal, I got to delve deeper into the history of sliders and learn exactly how they help (and can hinder) a horse's stop. Hope you enjoy!
I've just realized I've been sitting on these articles for a bit, for no particular reason. I'm happy to share them with you now. It was fun writing this two-part series for the American Quarter Horse Journal about style, fit and usage of English and Western spurs. I hope you enjoy them too!
And here's the Western article:
One year ago today, I packed my office up at the Paint Horse Journal and said good bye to my assistant editor job of nearly five years to become a full-time freelance writer and photographer. It was a scary decision, but one I felt God led me to make and He has shown His guidance a lot in the last 12 months. I'm so thankful for the projects, clients, experiences and support I've received and I am excited about what the future holds.
- Future plans--I love every magazine I write for, and I'm excited to share the articles I have coming down the pike. I hope to write for even more new publications in the future. In the next year, I hope to write for other genres--women's interest, travel, lifestyle and even more equine publications.
- Future plans--I love every social media client I have. The variety of industries is exciting and I'm learning so much about each of their businesses. I've taken classes to enhance the skills I bring to my clients. I hope to improve performance on all platforms for my clients and perhaps gain a few new businesses.
- Future plans--Copy is a fun aspect of my job. I enjoy working with clients to make the words they print match their brand and goals. I am excited to see what businesses I work with in the future.
- Future plans--Photography is the area I'm most focusing on improving. I am shooting another wedding in 2013 and I have more portrait clients this fall. I'm doing event coverage and editorial photography in the next few months. I hope to expand my repertoire of genres and improve in every area.