Last weekend, I called my favorite photo sidekick to see if she was up for a few pictures. She was game, as always, so armed with my camera and a very particular idea of what I wanted to accomplish, we set out for my in-laws place.
My father-in-law was just getting ready to load up the feed truck when we arrived, so we set off into the pasture ahead of him.
I started booking down the field, carrying an armload of stuff, when I realized Montana's Next Top Model wasn't coming with me. I turned around and saw this.
It turns out hungry horses are friendly horses.
We'd go a little further, they'd come along, and by the time I got my camera turned on, she was surrounded again.
They were especially fond of nibbling on her ponytail....no surprise there...and the fringe of her scarf.
Note to self. Check equine feeding schedule before planning next photo excursion.
This time, we really thought we had ditched them. I took a shot to test my exposure...
just like magic, here they come.
I asked very politely if they would leave us alone for just a few minutes, and this was the response I got.
With my brilliant plan thwarted, and a much colder day than we were expecting, we went to a very quick plan B at the barn.
Dear Horse Whisperess,
Oh my goodness, are you a good sport! I can't imagine any other teenage girl that could possibly be more fun to have as my photo buddy than you. Please keep taking my phone calls....I promise next time it will be warmer, and I'll make sure we don't have any extra friends following us around. By the time you're a senior, we should have this picture taking thing figured out.
Thanks for being my go-to photo girl.
You're the best!