Altered Horizons 25

Altered Horizons 25 Robin Botie of Ithaca, New York, photoshops horse love, a great medicine for the healing of loss nd grief.

At Barton Valley Farm in Freeville, New York, the horses were warm and welcoming. They seemed delighted about the small group of photography students jockeying around them in the muddy pasture to get the best shots. Having the smallest camera in the group, I wondered if any of the other photographers were experiencing the same problem I was as the horses kept smushing their snouts into my lens. At one point while I was clicking away to get a close-up of one horse’s nose, two other horses closed in behind me sniffing and gently puffing, maybe even nibbling a bit, at my hair. In the middle of the three, it felt like I was being hugged. Great medicine for healing from loss and grief.

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8 thoughts on “Altered Horizons 25

    1. Robin Botie Post author

      It was, Susan. I am so impressed with those horses. I’ve tried photographing horses at stables before but never got to be so close. And never were the horses so friendly and cooperative. And we didn’t even have treats for them, although they kept hopefully poking at our pockets and cameras. No, those were Happy Horses. I believe that is what made the difference. They were just plain happy to be with us. I hope you, too, are having many great afternoons in good company. Thanks for responding. Cheers!

  1. Lucy Bergström

    Hi Robin,
    This is render and touching. Love the artwork!!! I love that I saw you a few days ago and that you told me about your photo class outings.
    ❤️ Lucy

    1. Robin Botie Post author

      That was so great to spend time with you, Lucy. Yes, it was only a few days after I met up with the horses and I was still high from that adventure although I still had not checked out to see if any of the photos came out. I ended up having many shots of horse snouts, most of them out of focus. But you’ll be seeing more of my horse photos soon. It was a really good session. Glad I got to share the excitement with you, Lucy. Come back soon. Or, I’ll just have to get over to Denmark.


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