My sister recently told me that when I was little I used try to hid my love for horses from my sisters. Apparently, I didn't want anyone to know how much I loved horses. And man, I really loved horses. I remember one year on my birthday my family had gotten me a whole bunch of plastic horse toys. They lined them all up in the hallway and I walked out in the morning to see all my new horse friends. I was pretty little then but that memory will be forever etched into my mind. Well, until I get Alzheimer's.
I loved horses so much in fact that there were these two life-size plastic horses standing at the gates of a farm on the road to my grandparents house. Right before the farm was a cemetery. The cemetery is important because every time I'd pass the cemetery I'd hold my breath and make a wish to get one of the giant horses. This happened every time we passed the cemetery. Years passed. Then on the way to my grandparents for the holidays one year I went through my horse wishing ritual. Then moments after my wish, we passed by the farm and can you believe it one of the horses was gone? I silently got really really excited. This was finally the year I was going to get my life-size plastic horse. I don't think I fully thought through what I'd do with it if I had one. I went to my grandparents and opened presents. Then when all the presents had been opened my mom said there was one more thing for me but it was outside. I started interally chanting, "It's happening! It's happening! I'm getting my life-size plastic horse after all that wishing." I went outside to find a sweet purple bike I really wanted. It was pretty amazing, but I was secretly disappointed it wasn't the giant plastic horse.
All these memories came flooding to the front of my mind after seeing this posting on yay!everyday. I went to photographer Kalle Gustafsson's website to see if I could find more of these beautiful horse photographs. And I did. Beyond capturing such beautiful horse images there are so many amazing shots on the site. I highly recommend taking an adventure through the site. Here are some of my favorites:
This one reminds me of something that I can't put my finger on right now. Maybe this book cover?
I find many people fear horses. How could you fear them after this photo. Beautiful.