Southwest Equine Photographer

Capturing the heart of your horse story.

19 Over 19: Blake

In the world of horse photography, there’s a unique charm in capturing the timeless grace of senior horses like Blake. At 21 years old, Blake’s story is one of unwavering dedication to his role as a roping horse. He’s not just a horse; he’s a beloved member of the family, bringing joy and inspiration to everyone he meets.

Blake’s journey began as a competitive roping horse, excelling at all levels with multiple riders. He became a patient and skilled teacher, introducing beginners and children to the art of roping and leading them to victory. Despite his age, Blake’s enthusiasm for competition hasn’t waned; he’s a true testament to the saying “age is just a number.”

Owned by Madison, who received him as a heartfelt gift from her father, Blake holds a special place in their hearts. Madison’s bond with Blake is a testament to the unique connection that can exist between a rider and their senior horse.

What sets Blake apart is not just his sporting prowess but also his charming personality. He craves attention and ensures that no other horse steals the spotlight when he’s around. With a keen mind, he’s known for his ability to open various gates, showing his intelligence and resourcefulness.

The family has had the privilege of sharing their lives with Blake for three years. His previous owners, friends who entrusted him to their care after he taught their six kids to rope, understand the significance of the bond between a rider and a senior horse.

But Blake’s role doesn’t end at the rodeo arena. He’s a loving and caring horse who revels in performing and winning, captivating the hearts of everyone he encounters. His journey with Madison, who competes with him in team roping at junior rodeos, 4H rodeos, and team ropings, is a testament to the special connections that can be forged between riders and their equine companions.

However, what makes Blake truly exceptional is the comfort and solace he provided to Madison during her most challenging moments. In the face of loss and grief, Blake stood as a steadfast source of support, offering not just his skills but his loving and compassionate nature.

I still have a few openings left for the 19 Over 19 project! If you have a horse 19 years or older and want to tell their story, please apply at the link below.

November 29, 2023

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