Photo is by Christina Handley, an award winning equestrian photographer who lives in Canada. With a career spanning 20-some years, her images have appeared in many equine and farm publications.
She and husband Boyd live on a working farm in Ontario, and her photos reflect real life in agriculture and with horses. They own draft horses, beef cattle and a myriad of other farm animals, housed on lovely picturesque acres that include traditional farm outbuildings; we see them all immortalized via her camera.
Her appreciation and reverence for the rural lifestyle is apparent in the sensitivity of her images, and this one is no exception.
The horse on the card is 12 year old Stoney Lake Halo. She was a part of Stoney Lake Belgiansí six horse hitch, now retired and kicking up her heels in the broodmare band.