Part V — Our last California shoot was of an unflappable horse named Morgan and her stable mates. Whether it was crashing waves or redwood forest Morgan calmly gave her all for the camera. (She is actually a Morgan Horse and has a longer name.)
Santa Cruz Mountains — Going from dusty paddocks to the lush pastures in the Santa Cruz Mountains was a pleasant change. The horses at this location were owned by individuals who graciously offered to allow us to photograph them. All were beautiful animals including the short guy with Icelandic heritage.
Wilbur-Cruce Spanish Horse — Fewer than 200 of these horses exist in the world today. They are the direct descendants of the horses brought to the New World from Spain by Padre Kino in 1681. Circumstances kept a small herd isolated in Mexico for centuries.
California Lusitanos — I recently returned from a reunion (which took place in California) of some of the equine photographers who have traveled the world with Tony Stromberg . Of course, this was also a photography trip. Among the numerous places we visited was California Lusitanos.