Sofia Keith & Red Devil (Paisley), at Black Copper Farm in Bergheim, TX
Sofia and her Mom have been long-time supporters of LFP. I've been lucky enough to capture Sofia at horse shows a number of times and she has helped me at sessions from time to time. Sofia has even been there for me through a number of highs and lows in my own riding career, comforting me when I lost my first horse and celebrating with me when my next horse had a surprise baby (that was an experience...). She's got a generous heart, incredible talent for riding, and a total spitfire and fun personality. Not unlike a certain mare who found her way to Sofia's barn this past year.
Red Devil, a 2004 Thoroughbred affectionately known as Paisley, arrived at Black Copper Farm in Bergheim, TX after owner and head trainer Jessica Parsons spotted the poor mare in a kill pen (the very same one my own mare, Piper, came from!). Sofia, one of the more advanced students at BCF, was one of the first to ride Paisley after she'd become healthy again. At first, the two did not get along at all, their spitfire personalities clashing a bit. Sofia says, "I wasn’t too sure about her the first time I rode her but started falling in love with her weird personality and the way she moves while riding."
These days, they are like two peas in a pod. Paisley has settled into life as a horse crazy girl's horse and Sofia has found a perfect partner to tackle all her dreams with. We had so much fun at their session and I am so happy to share these photos with you! They were such a treat for me to take.