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April Snow "Robin"

Robin was my horse and was 25 years old at the time I painted her portrait. I thought it a fitting celebration for her first 25 years. She brings me such joy and companionship. We ride for hours in the local hills enjoying the Rocky Mountain scenery and wildlife. She is steady on the trail, rarely spooking and never being stubborn. Recently a large white tail deer sprang out of the scrub oak right in our path and she didn't flinch; I can't say as much for myself.

This painting hangs in a special place over the fireplace in my studio.

April Snow "Robin" 24" x 18" oil ©1998 Deborah Rae Nelson