We looked high and low in the state of Virginia and finally found our pony at the top of a mountain! I can't describe the beauty and had NO time to really photograph what we were driving by as we were on a mission to see a number of horses and ride them in 90+ heat. It was a lot of driving and tiring, but rewarding in the end.
I am back in North Carolina and will pick Smudge up the beginning of August. So, this is a teaser... come back tomorrow to see the unveiling! The photo below is for "The Creative Exchange".
The first photo below is for "Perceptive Perspectives" - theme "Your Choice". This gorgeous stallion below is a Gypsy Vanner (or Gypsy Cob). I ran into him in the Appalachian Mountains and HAD to photograph this handsome horse. These grand horses were bred in Romani to pull wagons (vardos). They are a recently recognized breed. The first registered horses were imported to North America in 1996.