I breed appaloosas & quarter horses (small scale breeder), but in the past owned/showed pinto horses. Further to my horse interests, I collect & show model horses plus I am the registrar for the Australian International Model Horse Club (which requires me to know all about breed standards for all horses, as we follow the guidelines for “real” horses – my computer files are full of rules/regulations for this). I share my home with 1 persian, 1 shorthair moggie & about 600 model horses!
I’ve re-discovered my enjoyment of photography & am now interested in learning more about the skills & techniques of digital & film work. I no longer write much poetry, but have a number of works I wrote a decade or so back, which I may also share.
Although I’ve lived in Australia since January 1987, I was born in New Zealand & still consider it “home”. However, I’m here in Victoria to stay as I couldn’t envision possibly living anywhere else.
I enjoy RedBubble for the great cameraderie (intentional mistake) & supportive critique of my work, everyone is so friendly – plus I get to enjoy fabulous work by other photographers!
* somewhere in the Yarra Valley, but this is sadly a common scene amongst horse breeders this season (spring/summer 2011) / Monday-Thursday / 350am alarm goes – do stretches before rolling out of camp bed. / 355am kettle on, formula & slippery elm in bucket for mixing, kettle back on / 4am formula made, into paddock to feed Binky / 410am clean bucket/whisk/jug & make sure full 20lt …
Thank you to the person/s who made recent purchases of my work, it has totally made my day !!!! / 2x greeting cards of Andre Rieu / 1x photographic print of Those Happy Days are Yours & Mine / What a thrill :-D / Skyhorse
It was a little after 1am & my alarm had gone off – time to go on foal watch & check if my overdue mare, Hope, was showing any changes since 1130pm check-in. / To start I thought nothing had altered as I walked down the paddock. Then my heartrt skipped a beat, there was a pale shape standing behind her & it wasn’t het palouse pony buddy across the fence … our long aw…
Long absence with no internet, now learning how to navigate my smart ph so can @ least moderate groups more regularly (forgive me if don’t always comment). Foal season is upon those of us in southern hemisphere, so am sleeping out waiting for arrival #2. Hopefully will be able to upload pics over slender via friend’s computer. Off to work, catch up with my RB pals again soon.