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Morning Thunder

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.

"Morning Thunder" 24" x 30" oil ©1999 Deborah Rae Nelson