Jazz was a surprise gift for Katie at Christmas, I would love to have seen her face when she set eyes on him for the first time. She is a lovely young lady almost all grown up like her sister Emma totally nuts about horses. John, their Grandfather, likes horses and has taken many photo's over the years and painted some too. He does however prefers to keep a safe distance just not sure about his comfort level. A couple of Year's ago we visited a local farm near by, who have a couple of work horses in a field. So I decided to take some carrots to them for a treat, horses are pretty savvy when it comes to food and they soon ambled towards us. While I gave them a carrot for John to take a photo the other horse decided to get behind John and give him a gentle nudge with his head as he was a bit impatient wanting John to give him a treat too.
"Dobbin" the nudger!
oil on 8x10 board
It was priceless when John realized what was happening. Wish I had the camera at the time it would have made a good shot, his face just said it all! of course the horse did get his treat in the end and even a pet from John. Babs