Elegance in White #14371
This beautiful Arabian mare had been circling the small paddock while enjoying herself ripping up the 28” of newly fallen fresh powder snow that arrived overnight. She would make a fast circuit around to quick-stop in the corner for a moment. Then standing with her head at full height, she would give a loud snort while big steam clouds rose from her breath. That display was the horse version of gusto and thrilling to see! Ready to go around again in a moment, she would begin a slow walking roll-out from the corner into a run right toward me. That’s when the shutter was tripped to make this picture.
With her alert look aimed dead-on at the camera, this picture shows some of the power, poise, and physicality many Arabian horses possess. Yet, this is also a nice portrait that shows the natural elegance and beauty of this horse. In fact, this picture could even be called feminine.
I love all horses, even the sad sacks and scruffy ones, but this beautiful Arabian mare in rose gray is one of the most beautiful I’ve worked with. She’s a horsey “ten” if there ever was one. Going by the name of Allegra, she is the daughter of the white stallion seen elsewhere in my work.
For something additional you may enjoy, here are both her parents together in another winter picture titled Affectionate Horses #12396.
Location: Willow Hill, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Picture and story © Andrew Dierks
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