The Marwari Horse is a rare and ancient breed originating in the Marwar region of Rajasthan, India. It is believed that centuries ago native Indian horses were cross bred to shipwrecked Arabians creating the beginnings of this breed. During the Indian wars they were prized for their bravery and loyalty in battle. However, with the British occupation (and their preference for their Thoroughbreds) the…
While working on another project I was struck yet again by the grace and athleticism of horses. Sometimes poetry in motion and other times very free form and frequently comical. I've put together some of my favorites below choosing black and white to showcase these amazing animals. Grace The natural beauty and balance of a horse's gait is a pleasure to watch. The movements…
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.
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.
The Camargue Horse is one of the oldest breed of horses in the world. They are found in the Camargue area of southern France where for centuries they lived wild in the marshes and wetlands along the Mediterranean coast.
The Royal Stables of Córdoba — The original Royal Stables were established by order of King Felipe II in 1570 to establish and promote the "Spanish Horse" which was the precursor to the Andalusian/PRE breed.
Yeguada Guardiola Fantoni — The Spanish have been involved in breeding exceptional horses for centuries. They are rightfully proud of the PRE (Pure Spanish Horse) that has evolved.
Cortijo de Garrapilos (Florida Barca) — Cortijo de Garrapilos is a Spanish military facility. It's primary goal since the late 1800's has been to produce stallions both PRE and Arabian to improve the bloodstock of horses throughout Spain.
Rancho Los Angeles — Below are a few images of the beautiful horses at Rancho Los Angeles. Quite a number of their stallions and mares are Cartuja, considered the purest of the PRE (Pure Spanish Horse).