Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hurry up spring

So far I have had a good response to my project for this spring were I plan on creating a photo book of the horses of Denton County. There has been several ranches or trainers willing to or asking be to included. I have met some of the nicest people and the are extremely proud of their horses. I am blessed to live in this area and look forward to a face to face meeting of everyone I have talked to.
I have always thought I knew how diverse this area is in its horse population, but I have discovered I have just scratched the surface. Its much more than the Stock Horse breeds that dominate the county. Seems more equine variety is starting to take root.

I still don't know what the emphasis will be one, but my head is full of 1000's ideas. I guess once I start taking the photos, my plan will come into focus (no pun intended).
Can't wait till spring when everything greens, horses coats are slick and plenty of foals to watch!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I plan on doing a photo book of the horses/ ranches of Denton County. Haven’t figured which direction I am going yet on were the strongest emphasizes will be: either foals, stallions, faculities or a combination. As you know Denton County has largest horse population in Texas and one of the largest in the country. There have been several books of this kind in the Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida areas, but none in Denton County that I know of. I have always felt that Denton County has not promoted the large equine industry as the previous listed areas have and hope this book will help. The passing of the recent Texas Incentive Fund is another reason to promote this area. I want to include several different breeds and disciplines to show the diversity of horses that is in Denton County.

If you know of a faculity that would allow me to come take some photos please pass this along. What I am wanting is to occasionally do photos of their horses and facility. This is at no cost to them. I will never show up unannounced and will contact them at least 24 hours ahead of time. I will not disturb daily activities. I may ask a few questions but this can usually be done my e-mail and answered on their own time. All photos will become property of Terri Cage Photography, but they will have the option to approve the photos I wish to use for publishing. I will provide them with 10 low resolution photos for their use. I do ask that if used, that they include a photo credit and link to my web-site. Most photos will also be listed on an on-line gallery for their viewing. I plan to start photos mid-February through May and may visit 1 to 3 times, unless it snows again, then I will want to come out then. Time of days I would be there are early to mid morning or a few hours before sunset. The facility with a little background and details will also be mentioned in the book.

Monday, January 11, 2010

TFCD Equestrian Models Needed

TFCD Equestrian Models Needed:
No modeling experience needed, just need to be able to ride a horse bareback at a lope/canter.
Having a used wedding gown or prom dress that you don't mind getting a little dirty is a plus. If not I have a few dresses.
I will come to you if local or meet at another senic location. e-mail me at If you are wondering what TFCD is - Time for CD. You provide your time and I provide you with a CD at not cost to you

This would be great for a bride or who wants a photo with their dress on their horse.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Too Cold Outside

so my critters were prey to my camera lens today

Cisco; a former SPCA rescue dog was somewhat sleepy and had a hard keeping his eyes open. Finally got one with his eyes open, gave him a treat and sent him on his way

Charlie; our newest addition was more interested in playing

Juliet wasn't sure what she was supposed to do, but figured it out quickly and was happy to pose-being a Diva it came naturally