One of My Favorite Projects | Photography by Brenda Colwell

 

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"Grace"
Owned by Mary Rubadeau, Telluride, CO

 



My second favorite sound is the thunder of hooves striking the ground as my recently freed horse disappears into the pasture at full speed. My favorite sound is that of those same hooves thundering back to me followed by a gentle blow into my hand, my horse telling me we are friends. Such tremendous power and grace, accompanied by such gentle kindness.

I had the privilege of photographing the horses of the
Lone Cone Dressage Club . The Club is based in Norwood, Colorado and is made up of horse lovers in San Miguel County, CO; from Ridgway to Paradox Valley and from Norwood to Telluride including all the horse ranches in between. Don't let the name fool you, the club is open to any kind of riding and any kind of member. You don't even have to own a horse, in fact, you don't even have to ride, the only requirement is that you enjoy horses.

I photographed the horses owned by club members and created a calendar to serve as a fund raiser for the junior division. I met with horse owners at their barn and after their beloved horses received nice bath and a thorough grooming, we headed to the pasture or arena to liberate the horse in order to capture the photograph.
Special thanks to Laurie Belka who groomed and handled 5 horses for the project.



"DIZZY"
Owned by Laurie Belka, Norwood, CO

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"ROYAL GEORGE"
Owned by Teya Kvasnicka, Norwood, CO
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"CHRISTOPER"
Owner: Mary Sundquist, Norwood, CO

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"LADDIE"
Owner: Amy Cannon, Telluride

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"MOLLY DEE LUXE"
Owned by Carol Ann Boyer, Norwood, CO

Molly is the treasured mare in the 4H program. For over 15 years, she has been a lesson horse and first riding horse to many of the 4H girls in Norwood. It is possible that you have ridden Molly.

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"ROCKY"
Owned by Michelle and Olivia Swanson, Placerville, CO
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"FROSTY"
Owned by Chandra Belka, Norwood, CO
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"JOSIE AND ZEPHA"
Owned by Dee and Jessica Closson, Norwood, CO
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"JET"
Owned by Lisa Foxwell of
Many Ponies , Norwood, CO
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