Thunder Horse Gallery Exhibits Deborah's Paintings
- And Baby Makes Three
- Morning Thunder
Nestled in the cool mountain pines of Southern New Mexico at nearly 7,000 feet in the Sacramento Mountains, Ruidoso's beautiful alpine setting is surrounded by over a million acres of wilderness and national forest ideal for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Have a look at the beauty that surrounds the village and enjoy the art galleries, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Please plan to visit Ruidoso.
My husband and I were driving through the valley at the base ofthe Tetons when I realized what a beautiful scene was in the foreground. We stopped and I was able to get a series of photos and sketches. This scene was one of my favorites because it hada sense of majesty and peace. There were both horses and mules grazing with wildflowers in abundance.
These dapple grays headed out for work to pull the 103rd Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days hay wagon and junior got to tag along. This pint-sized paint draft colt became one of the stars when he was included in the parade festivities. Many of the foals of the working drafts are herded together in a holding corral--their day care center for the day. They neigh in high-pitch squealsand kick up their heels, displaying their protest at being separated from Mom.
A group of riding friends and I spent a weekend in Fraser, Colorado with our horses. At dawn on Saturday morning I caught this beautiful image of Gary Wilson's Tennessee Walker gelding, PK, warming up in the arena before heading out on trail. He "thundered" just past me, hooves pounding, and I caught a seriesphotos I was able to reference for this painting. It was a rare and fleeting moment when the lighting was perfect and the moment memorable.