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Horse Whisperer In Training 3 by MakersMischief Horse Whisperer In Training 3 by MakersMischief
Something's always bugged me about the original Horse Whisperer In Training

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...so I tweaked it a bit and made it black and white. I like it better this way. Tell me what YOU think!
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:iconthecheesepigeon:
TheCheesePigeon Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cute!
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:iconstarfishlove:
StarfishLove Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
adorable pic. I always love seeing little kids with horses. It shows how tender horses can really be.
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:iconsirhobbit:
sirhobbit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh I much prefer this one. It's much more simple, but... sophisticated almost. It's a great shot, but your "tweaking" made it that much better.
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:iconcliomoonlight:
cliomoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful pic =)
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:iconexatitude:
exatitude Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
I know why, I'm a horse rider so I felt in love with this pic in the instant
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:icontrixieryuu:
TrixieRyuu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
this version is better.gives the mysterious mood what is around horse whisperers.nice work
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
thanks!
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:iconvalentino07:
valentino07 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice., great shot, love the sice difference between the boy and the horse
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
=^ - ^= thank you. Yep, thats mah 'big' Shadow.
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:iconfourleggedstudio:
FourLeggedStudio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
I really love this picture. I just cant stop looking at it!

It looks as if the horse and child have such an incredible bond :heart:
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
thank you =^ - ^= Shadow is an angel on hooves, I swear. He's so good with my son, will follow him anywhere with this stupid sleepy contented look on his face, and my son eats up every second of it.
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:iconfourleggedstudio:
FourLeggedStudio Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
They really look like they have an incredible bond. Looks so natural.

Bigger horses seem to have bigger hearts, thats why i lolve heavy horses so much =)
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
aww..hehe would it suprise you to know Shadow's only about 15hh and is a quarab? He just thinks he's an 18.3 shire with a whole lotta luv to give
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:iconfourleggedstudio:
FourLeggedStudio Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Wow! That is really suprising! I really thought he was a Shire :omfg:
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:iconsaddlepatch:
SaddlePatch Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mind if I use this a reference? I will fully credit you of course! :D
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
sorry it took so long to get back, but you can absolutely use it as a ref. Just send me a linky to the finished piece!
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:iconpestdoktor:
Pestdoktor Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome... I like the black and white effect on it, makes it look peaceful :D
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
ty
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:iconreaderwriter:
ReaderWriter Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008   Writer
Very nice. :) I prefer the black and white version... very beautiful, and very cute.
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
thanks! Its so much fun to play with too.
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:iconreaderwriter:
ReaderWriter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   Writer
I can imagine!

If I could be bold enough to give an advice, I'd say you should try to play aorund a little on the contrast. BUt it looks fine just as it is!
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
trust me, I've tried. a trillion ways. The problem is it got over exposed because I was ignant still and learning my camera and a white horse on a sunny day doesn't give much to work with *bangs head* I'll get it one of these days..the right balance of brightVcontrast...or I'll just accept it the way it ish. cause I'm lazy lately
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:iconreaderwriter:
ReaderWriter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008   Writer
It looks just fine as it is :) So you don't have to worry about it.
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
aww thank you
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:iconreaderwriter:
ReaderWriter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008   Writer
No problem :) It's just the truth.
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:iconequineinnocence:
equineinnocence Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Love it.
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Thank you =^ - ^= I kinda likes it too.
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:iconfatallastglance:
fatallastglance Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Black and White is way better. I love this.
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
thank you =^ - ^=
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:iconfatallastglance:
fatallastglance Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem! It's a great shot.
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:iconcrimsoninhumanblood:
CrimsonInHumanBlood Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
that horse has a huge head O.o
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
not really, it was the angle I shot it at, and the fact my 5 year old is teeny for his age.
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:iconcrimsoninhumanblood:
CrimsonInHumanBlood Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i suppose that makes sense :)
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:iconmegseyme:
megseyme Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
this is precious. nice work!
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
thank you =^ - ^=
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:iconjefrma:
Jefrma Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
One of the billions reasons I adore horses is their gentle nature :) Of course horses are equal and some prefer to look down on everything else except themselves :giggle: But this is such a cute shot!

I remember one stable I used to go to for "classes" many years: There was this big older mare, Atza, who was a former racing horse (used in both dressage and showjumping). In their first year, when the family was only bying horses before starting business, they found Atza Tatjana. At first, she was pretty strong to ride as one of their workers tried her (well she had huge muscles and was big), but then the owner thought to give it a try with her daughter, who was under 7yrs at that time as I recall. And smth really odd happened; the moment She put her little daughter on the saddle, the mare´s ears started to move back and forth, standing like a statue like being afraid to move one bit. the smiling little girl, with really loose hold to the mare´s mouth, couraged her to trot, and she trotted sooooo slowly and carefully, almost stopping in turns and kept on glancing to her back like being sure the little creature didn´t fall :aww: she didn´t even try to go faster and "escaping" from under her like she had tried with the previous rider :)

After that the owner told me and my mom, that everytime a little kid was put on Atza´s saddle, she moved like being carrying eggs or smth else easily breakable :giggle: But with older riders, she did not hesitate to "test" them sometimes ;)
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elminino Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   General Artist
loved this story!
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
thanks. yeah..shadow's one of those miracle ponies who tests his adult riders but is a total babysitter with kids....He'll flakeout at his own shadow with me, but I don't have tow orry about him and my kids
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:iconbackinthesaddle:
backinthesaddle Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   Photographer
so sweet
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:iconflee-designs:
Flee-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Can i use this for a photo manip?
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
wow...sorry it took so long to get back to you....

as long as you credit me for the original image (that is my kid and my aunt's horse and my photography so I'd be TRIPPLY pissed if you didn't)...
I don't mind. =^ - ^=
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:iconappieloosa:
appieloosa Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
I love both shots I have one like this of my little boy and my ole mare CJ had just turned 4 and Suzie Q was 33...lol
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
thank you! kids and horses = YAY!!!
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:iconhyppopatamoose:
hyppopatamoose Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
gorgeous :]
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
thank you.
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:iconpromiseoftheraven:
Promiseoftheraven Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
nice capture!
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:iconmakersmischief:
MakersMischief Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
thanks. it looked good in color too, but I like this way better.
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