Seven years ago, I started volunteering for an organization called Friends of Ferdinand Inc. (FFI). They specialize in transitioning Thoroughbred ex-racehorses from the track to new careers. I was one of the lucky folks that got to help retrain these horses during their transition time. Through my involvement, I met a nice couple, the Carters, who adopted one of the first horses FFI took in to their program. The Carters had adopted a big, lanky Thoroughbred gelding named Swift Road. Swifty had some race injuries and no one thought he would last too long. But here we are...seven years later and Swifty is still around.
Fast forward to this summer when I donated a private farm session to a fundraiser that would benefit Friends of Ferdinand Inc. The Carters were the winning bidders. They really wanted to capture photos of two of their five horses. However, the evening light at their farm was magical and we were able to get all five included. Here are a few of my favorite images from their session.