|In The Master's Hand|
Been working diligently on this commissioned piece, and starting to get it to the stage where I'm satisfied. The light has been a challenge but I'm starting to like the warmest color on the horse's hind end, as well as the tail highlights. I've also emphasized the little "flip" at the bottom of the tail that emphasizes the cadence of this dressage
I love the attempts by this young warmblood
gelding to piaffe
by lifting his left hind as high as his right front foot. That, and the fact that the trainer patiently waits for the response to his aids
. There is nothing quick and easy about dressage, but patience certainly helps and this image shows that.