The East Coast Equestrian
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What’s better than one pink nose? Two! • • • #horsesofinstagram #equinephotography #ececam #ecetater
Sorry not sorry you’re going to be seeing lots of @lindseyk.photo from our recent shoot! I thought I’d post a little 101 about working with her. It’s so fun, easy and 100000% worth it. •Q: Where does she shoot? A: Anywhere! L will drive up to 4.5 hours (from NJ) and charges 53 cents a mile beyond 60 miles. Traveling by air is a great deal if your entire barn wants a shoot because you can split the cost of airfare, lodging and meals between all of the clients. •Q: How long is a shoot and what do I get? A: Unless there are a lot of shoots in one day, there is no time limit. This avoids putting any stress on both you and your horse! You get a link to all edited images, which are able to be downloaded web-sized or hi-res. (No, you don’t have to purchase photos individually!) •Q: What if the forecast is saying it will rain? A: L will usually make the call the evening before. She will hold out as long as she can & if the client is flexible, she is fine with waiting it out like I did for my photos. •Q: How do I book a session or ask other questions? A: You can send Lindsey a DM on Instagram or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
When Donny left for VA I felt like a piece of my heart went with him. I knew it wasn’t for forever, but I was so used to seeing him everyday that the distance between us still hurt. When we got Cam for my mom, I was beyond lucky that she shared him with me, and my heart started to feel a little bit better. I love and adore him because he truly loves & takes care of my mom and steps up for me 110% when asked. He’s one we will never let go of. Then almost three months ago, I met the cutest, most versatile and lovable horse - Tater. He was a little shy and reserved at first, but since we’ve been together he has allowed his huge and hilarious personality to blossom. He loves bananas and opening jacket zipper pockets to look for treats, spreading out his stall shavings himself, grooming & licking his people, lip nuzzles, wither scratches, going into downward dog on his own to stretch himself out and of course his brother Cam. They whinny for one another and my mom and I even hack side by side at the walk/trot/canter out on the track together. Like Cam, he’s worked his way into my heart so quickly I really can’t imagine life without him. Thank you to the amazing @lindseykphoto for the gorgeous & simply magical photos and capturing the growing bond between Tater and I so perfectly.
Anyone have a guess at whose sire this is? 😈 He def got the good looks, not so sure about the blood. 😂
Small 🍟, big personality. 🔊Watch with sound on!🔊 ••• It’s funny what we choose to put on social media and share with the world. I love sharing my riding adventures and all of the ups and downs that come with them, but believe it or not posting actively on my personal social media accounts is a rarity. I don’t constantly update my status with where I am, who I’m with or what I’m eating. I’ve come to enjoy the privacy and being able to enjoy the moment versus working to capture a five second video to put on my story for people to see. So why do I do it for ECE but not my personal? I guess because riding is a passion and I’ve been able to connect with so many wonderful people via ECE, and sharing some of my horsey day-to-day has become really enjoyable and at times even somewhat therapeutic. It’s also kind of a visual journal I can scroll through to keep track of my progression and experiences, which I love. My family and close friends don’t need me to update my status to know what I’m up to, and sometimes I actually enjoy the ambiguity. I’m not saying avid status and story-updaters are wrong whatsoever, I’ll scroll through my friends on occasion for fun and have totally gotten sucked into the Twitter vortex before. The point I’m trying to make is how I’ve found myself with this funny balance of having a pretty large public account where I try to be as transparent and real as possible, and on the other hand, I keep my personal life pretty private - and that’s okay. You don’t need to bare it all to make it look like you lead an interesting life. It took me a few years to figure that out, but ever since I did I’ve been much more at ease with the crazy integration of social media & real life.
Thank you Diddy for being the most perfect little pumpkin. 🎃 Two days off, body clipped, quiet as ever AND covering for me. I was kind of nervous about getting a five year old because I’ve never had a horse that young but he’s truly one of the best horses I’ve ever worked with. He comes out the same every day and always tries his hardest no matter what. 😭😭😭