In late-February, the day after one of our typical Minnesota late winter snowstorms, I drove out to Vintage Vanners to photograph their Gypsy Vanner horses playing in the snow. These horses are extremely fun to photograph, not only because they are beautiful with thick, long flowing manes, tails and feathers, but also because they are friendly, curious and love to show off. I’m going to have to make this a two-part post because I want to share a lot of photos!
Today, I’m going to share photos of their Stallion – Bommarito. He is a sweet, very athletic Gypsy Vanner Stallion.
And he’s off!
“Check out my great gallop! Here I go!”
For the horse lovers out there, check out how he engages his hindquarters!
This one makes me smile!
Playing chicken with me. I’ve learned to just stand my ground, they almost always go around you!
I like how the fences don’t show here. He looks to be running wild and free.
Can’t get enough of that mane!
More of that amazing action!
He’s totally booking it here.
“How do you like this pose?” I like it quite a lot.
Ha ha! I love the forelock flying!
Great backlight in the mane.
Their barn has beautiful light coming in through windows late in the day, so we maneuvered Bommar (his barn name) into the light for some cool silhouettes.
Yes, it was cold. I don’t notice it much when I am taking photos. The hardest part is deciding to go out in the cold to take photos. Ha ha!
A close up of those very fit hindquarters.
Stay tuned for the rest of the herd, including a very cute miniature donkey named Ginger. :D