|Waiting to Ride|
© 2010 Karen F. Rose
pastel on board
On exhibit EQUUS The Art of the Horse
Cofrin Arts Center
"My horse teaches me everything I need to know about myself."
Not too long ago I watched a young lady as she was preparing to enter the show ring at a local equestrian event in Newberry, FL. She was focused. In her mind she was rehearsing each of the jumps she and her horse would make.
Communication between the rider and horse is so important as you approach a jump. And being a competition, the horse and rider are judged in just a few fleeting moments.
Capturing this young lady in her intensity, in the moment in pastel was my goal.
She was waiting, anxious but prepared and ready to ride.
I donated a painting called "In the Moment" to the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation's Noche de Gala Event at the Besilu Collection in Micanopy, FL. To see that painting, click on the tab "horse paintings" at the top of the page.
That painting's focus was the beauty and intensity of the horse or better stated "the graceful athlete".
Florida is horse country. All over the state you can enjoy watching many hunter/jumper, dressage and driving competitions and events. Lush beautiful horse farms with expansive pasture land dot the landscape.
Are you a rider or is someone in your family? Would love to hear what you have learned about yourself from your horse.