ENTER ::: Win a copy of The Senior Horse Project

Enter for your chance to win a copy of The Senior Horse Project!

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Contest closes December 12th and the winner will be announced December 13th.

Only one entry per person.

Alternativly if you would like to purchase a copy you can do that here

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Your Love + Your Life + Your Story

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December 10, 2014 - 12:31 am

Carly - My mare Rosie is featured in this book, and she has since crossed over the rainbow bridge. Would love a copy of the book to add to my memories of her <3

December 10, 2014 - 1:03 am

Claire - Andrea I’m a long time admirer of your work, and the stories you create around those older horses are so touching. As a young horse owner myself, it truly makes me want to hold on to my guys till the end !!

December 10, 2014 - 6:31 am

Alix Schoenberger - Hoping to win a copy so I can share this special project with friends and family :)

December 10, 2014 - 6:50 am

Angela King - Love love love your work! Thanks for the Christmas gift :)

December 10, 2014 - 7:43 am

Lindsey - This is such a lovely project — thank you for bringing it to us!

December 10, 2014 - 7:49 am

Caitlyn - Love every single photo in here! You are truly talented :)

December 10, 2014 - 8:43 am

Sorrel Schoenberger - Really looking forward to this book! One of the featured horses, Keno, was purchased by my mother. Can’t wait to see him in print:)

December 10, 2014 - 8:49 am

Lynda Cleggett - It is so nice to see that the Senior Horses get their time to shine as well!! Amazing job Andrea..

December 10, 2014 - 8:53 am

Courtney Harris - This is fabulous! Thanks again Andrea for putting this all together

December 10, 2014 - 11:16 am

Dani Goldenthal - We have four of our dear old equine friends in this book and one … our daughter’s best friend Wizko passed away this year. We would love a copy of this book to give her for Christmas as a memory of him and the three who are still with us :-)

December 10, 2014 - 11:19 am

Dani - So excited for you and your book!!!!

December 10, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Synthia McGoein - I would love to have a copy of the senior horse project!

December 10, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Tamora - Beautiful book. Had the pleasure of meeting one of the featured horses so far.

December 11, 2014 - 9:27 am

Cath Poulette - We have a couple of senior horses and we love them so as they do us, such an reward.

December 11, 2014 - 11:12 am

Kaiti Elliott - I’d love to win a copy! I’ll share this on Facebook.

December 11, 2014 - 11:32 am

Gaile - My daughter Kaiti and her horse Sugar are in this book and winning a copy to gift to her would be so lovely. We almost lost Sugar this past year, but with patience and love Kaiti brought her back.

December 11, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Lindsay Horvath - As both a photographer and as someone who grew up with horses (and who has been scouring the internet for a gift idea all day) I’m thinking its kismet that I stumbled upon your site today. Several months ago my family lost the horse I grew up riding, 32 year old Tinker, a registered Pinto who was a bay and thus the namesake of our farm, Pinto Bay Farm. She was really my mom’s horse, the first horse our family owned and the one who made her childhood dream come true. The person who is impossible to find a Christmas gift for who I was searching for today? My mom. I would love, love, LOVE to win a copy of this book to give to her. What a wonderful project.

December 11, 2014 - 10:31 pm

denise - Would love to have this treasure

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Sweet, Crazy Conversations {one frame} ☞ Family

“Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.”  – Toni Morrison

A whirlwind of joyful chaos. That pretty much sums up how I’ve been feeling these last few weeks.So when I drove out to photograph a family on Monday, it was the break I needed from living behind a computer for weeks.  Breath. Laugh. Relax. Renew.

 

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If you’re a family who is looking for something different in a family photographer please drop me a line.

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Sundae Tyme ☞ Senior Horse

Hot summer days … It was on a day in June I met Sundae and Devon. In Devon’s words she tells me a bit about her amazing horse Sundae….

” Sundae Tyme is a Paint/Quarterhorse cross mare that has owned me for 19 of her 25 years. In her early years, she was a firecracker that wouldn’t stand still to be mounted, was completely herd bound and reared when ridden away from her buddies, dug holes when tied, and lived life on fast-forward. …….

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“Sundae has kept every secret I’ve ever told her, allowed me to cry countless tears into her mane, come when ever I’ve called her, always forgiven me when I got angry and threatened to give up on her, and has been the most loyal and true friend I have ever known.

 

It’s an honour to be her forever person. “

To book your session please contact me via the contact me section of this website.

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December 3, 2014 - 1:32 pm

tracy petley - can you tell me if jennifer petley and grey are in your book? She is my daughter.

December 3, 2014 - 11:28 pm

admin - Hi Tracy, No I never photographed grey,

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The Senior Horse Project :: Photography Book Pre Orders

I know it’s only the 29th but …… PRE ORDERS are happening now!

For more information on pricing, shipping and pre ordering click here.

The Senior Horse Project

 

To book a session with your senior horse and be a part of this project please contact me via the contact me tab above.

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November 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm

Carol yates - How do I pre order ‘senior horses’

November 29, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Shelley Jameus - Andrea trying to order a senior horse book for Nerissa for x-mas. Is it to late ? I couldn’t seem to figure it out through the web site .

December 1, 2014 - 6:31 pm

admin - Hi Shelley, At the moment it is too late to pre order.

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Bobbi ☞ Senior Horse

I’ve been picking myself apart trying to find my own words to describe this remarkable Morgan mare and the affection her owner has towards her. Anyways I will start this story by stating it was a beautiful Summer evening and I had just finished a rather long and exciting day photographing the horse events at the IPE. Can I just say how much I love the IPE and the diverse range of equine/horse events!  Okay enough of that, that is a story for another day *insert cheesy smiley face*

In the words written by Nancy I would like to introduce to you ….

“BOBBI” (Born 1986)
 “I purchased Bobbi (aka “Roberta” on her …. you know “off days”),
Apart-bred Morgan 7-year-old bay mare in May of 1993 for $800 from a teenage girl who had purchased her from a local man the year before at auction. Being a baby boomer, and having not ridden horses since my teenage-hood, moving to an acreage in the Okanagan, now I was ready to own my first horse. (Isn’t that what we are all doing now?)
 

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Bobbi definitely had her problems and quirks and I was now the one to help sort them out. She didn’t load well, wouldn’t tie, was head shy, and very spooky.

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In the early years, each spring, our first ride out in the cornfields, she would almost always buck me off. I’ve had many a fall from this mare. Her build was so unusual (high withers, narrow chest) I had a custom made saddle built by Peter Horsnell (one of his last, before his death). It fit her (and me) like a glove! I never came out of that saddle! I sent her to a trainer to see if he could get the spook out of her. One day, during his lunch break, he left her in the round pen. When he came back she was out of it. How’s that for jumping?
She has a “10” brand on her hip – the brand was registered with an outfitter in the Cariboo-Chilcotin area I was told – but could never confirm that.
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Bobbi loved getting out on the trails; ring work and gymkhanas were not her thing. Years ago a friend encouraged me to do a competitive trail clinic. Don’t know how many miles we did in the bush… but when we returned to the vet check, the vet said this horse should be dead, she had no pulse, she wasn’t even sweaty! She was quite impressed with Bobbi and so was I, but my own body wouldn’t allow me to ride those distances.

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I did show her in English performance classes and we won many a ribbon over the years! She was very showy and had this tremendous extended trot to die for! (I wished someone had videotaped that trot – as I never saw the power under me.) I bred her to a black Morgan Stallion, Leanders Ace. She was the perfect mother from the start and gave birth to a (even the vet said) “huge colt” who grew to 16.1HH.

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One year I went on the Children’s Wish Ride in Silver Creek (Salmon Arm) with two other “Morgan horse” riders. We got lost and ended up on this awfully steep, narrow trail – we couldn’t figure out why this was a horse trail – it was way too dangerous. At one point there was a 60 degree slope down to a creek bed and 60 degree uphill on the other side. The other 2 riders chose to dismount. I was too chicken to get off – I knew I could not climb that, and if I hung on for dear life, my horse would get me through safely and she did – whew! We found out afterwards that was the dirt bike trail – yikes – now THAT was a ride! I have always trusted her 100% on the trails – she could get through on any footing, was barefoot, and never lame a day in her life.
When the new sport of Mountain Trail came out a couple years ago, we got into that! Bobbie loved it – and so did I; although she did have her ‘Roberta’ moments, but we got through most obstacles together.

She trusted me and I trusted her.

Just in the last year or so, she became a bit arthritic and her back is becoming swayed. But she will still rip up the hill or frolic in our field when she is out lose! The girl’s still got it!
 

Luv ya Bob!

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