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Devil by isabelleann

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I think this is my favorite of all the Dorset Hunter/Jumpers who come here to compete. He is spirited (almost wild) and very beautiful… and of all the horses, is the most aware of my camera no matter how far away I am. This petite rider is brave to ride him—in fact, not long after this was taken, he unseated her.

I am always thrilled when he happens to be there at the same time I am!

This was a Photoshop experiment—trying to learn.

Heartfelt thanks to Stephen and Jerry for the textures:


cavallo, dorset, horse, hunter jumper


  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerralmost 4 years ago

    Great PoV, and art work …

  • isabelleann
    isabelleannalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks, raymondo. Lord, this horse is a joy to behold—-I try to go to the show as often as I can while they are here—the public is allowed on the grounds and can walk freely among the horses and stables . I have seen this horse for the past several years.

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture and work

  • Thanks so much, Angel Gold! I appreciate that, especially coming from such an accomplished artist… I especially love your snow work… it is so beautifully done and I know how difficult snow is, having tried and mostly failed!

    – isabelleann

  • almaalice
    almaalicealmost 4 years ago

    You have captured his spirit so well. My daughter is manager of a stable of almost 100 horses and it does make you wonder where these tiny riders get their nerve and physical strength from. Well done. Alma

  • Thank you, Almaalice. Your daughter has quite a responsibility with that many animals. Horses look so strong, but they are so fragile in many ways and need a close eye in the stable. I’ll bet you have lots of photo ops with that many horses—I would be in photog heaven! It seem that every rider in the hunter/jumper show is petite or at least slender—but they have nerves and muscles of steel.

    – isabelleann

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot

  • Thanks, Sue. How I love photographing this horse when I’m lucky enough to see him when I am able attend the show.

    – isabelleann

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 4 years ago

    Superb Photography , Just Stunning

  • What a kind comment—thank you so much. I appreciate it.

    – isabelleann

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 4 years ago

    oh my this is gorgeous,dawnx

  • Thanks so much for such kind words, dawn. Think I watched Johnny Depp’s Sleepy Hollow one time to many!

    – isabelleann

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 4 years ago

    Some horses are just born to be a handful lol…..but maybe the rider and horse combination are not working too well? Sometimes a horse can be very particular about their rider….I know this well even when handling the racehorses at work, quite a few have been raised with me and are not tolerant of the other staff until they are older and more patient….I dont’ mind as it makes me feel very loved lol lol…..

  • isabelleann
    isabelleannalmost 4 years ago

    Tahnja, that is the conclusion I came to! I always watched this exciting horse and rider with amazement—amazement at his beauty, and amazement at how brave she was to ride him because he never seemed fully under control. I would love to see him with another rider for comparison. Interesting that you worked with race horses—will have to look at your profile to catch up on your life! Have been spending more time here and want to get to know my fellow RBs better—there is a wealth of experience and talent here.

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 4 years ago

    hehe yes but what a great way to go hehe dawnx

  • Dawn, thank you so much - just getting back here. Yes, it is quite a great way to go-exciting, for sure!

    – isabelleann

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