Photo is by Christina Handley - an award winning equestrian photographer who lives in Canada. With a career spanning over 18 years, her images have appeared in many well known equine and farm publications.
Christina and her husband Boyd live on a working farm in southern 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 frequently 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. Ex-racer Thoroughbred Lincoln now events at the Training/Prelim. level with Nicole Robertson. He lives at (I couldn't make this up) Caberneigh Farm in Ontario. On this particular day it was snowing hard, and capturing the snow, while keeping the camera dry and the lens clean was a challenge. But the very last shot of the session, Lincoln looked back at photographer Christina Handley, with an impish gleam in his eye and a big snort of frosty breath. This spontaneous capture proved to be one of the very best out of hundreds taken that day.