Saturday, January 17, 2015

Faceless I

Saturday January 17 2015

Piggybacking on National Geographic’s current “The Faceless Portrait” assignment, I’m doing my own (there are over 5000 submissions to NG, and they take rights to your photos) - Equus style.

Good equine photos should entertain, strike a chord, tweak emotions, tell a story. Here are a series of The Equestrian Vagabond’s Faceless Portraits:

Top Photo: A local cowboy riding out on his mustang in Owyhee County, The West, to help round up cattle

This cowgirl is gently interacting with a wary gelding named Delta one evening on Meg Wade’s ranch in Australia.

Auntie Connie gives 9-year-old niece Sarah riding lessons on 21-year-old Trusty Krusty, building Sarah’s foundation of endurance riding.

An endurance rider at scenic City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho, in the AERC National Championships, gives his horse a water break

Connie and young Firdinand take a quiet moment while training at Longacres racetrack

A young Belgium girl’s love for horses is written into this moment


  1. Stunning photos, Merri! That last one made me choke up!

  2. I have always enjoyed your photography and I am glad to see you are doing well! You absolutely know how to strike an emotional chord.

  3. As usual, I love your photos. You are so good a capturing just the right moment in a relationship between horse and person...and horse and horse when so moved.