This was my first time at an Equestrian center, Caroline just referred to it as the barn. She spends most of her free time here, caring for her horse, Gracie. I thought I would be intimidated by Gracie, being such a big majestic animal, but I could tell right away that she was a gentle girl. She showed so much personality right away, constantly cranking her big, broad neck over towards me to see who the heck I was and what the story was with my camera.
I followed Caroline and Gracie to a beautiful open field where the sun was getting ready to set, a photographer's dream come true! You can tell there's a really special bond between these two and I'm glad I was able to capture some of that connection.
Caroline got a chance to ride for a bit before it got dark. It was so neat seeing them in action, working as a team. It was here in the ring that these two were in their element.