I shot this with my Canon Rebel XT and the 70-200 L IS lens. This was shot in raw in afternoon light while sitting on the ground as the stallion ran free around me. Rather intimidating but he is really quite a gentle giant. :) This is a Friesian stallion. He is owned by Stefanie Maas of Cave Creek, Arizona, USA.
I converted the photo in CS3 and used the extract filter to eliminate all the distracting elements in the background. I then drug it over onto a textured bg/frame by “StruckDumb” from Deviant Art. I added more texture with grunge brushes in muted colors. I also used the clone tool to add a bit more mane.