about kirsten

I think the longest I've gone without riding a horse was the two weeks when I *had* to go on a family road trip in 2006.  I was not happy about it and my family even picked me up from the barn on the way out of town with the pop-up camper in tow behind our Suburban.

I grew up riding hunters and equitation and spent the better part of my junior days in the show ring. I own (and still compete locally) with my heart horse "Leo Lion" who I've had in my life for 5 years.

One random day in March I wondered what it would be like to ride a reiner. Well I found a trainer, was hooked immediately, and decided I needed to pursue this wild hair. When I told my trainer I was ready to shop (mind you, this was after my third lesson), he asked what color I wanted. Apparently color is a preference in the western world?! Obviously I needed to match Leo, because what kind of person who has two horses doesn't want them to be the same color? Well, my trainer understood the assignment. Enter Martini! I guess I'm a cowgirl now too. 

Some non-horse or photography related facts:  I’m a huge Marvel nerd and I'm always down to talk theories on the latest release. Although I enjoy socializing with friends I am content sitting at home and binge-watching Parks & Rec for the 800th time. The Dragon Drink from Starbucks is by far my fave and you can expect me to roll up to a shoot with a pink drink in hand. Favorite food: tacos... almost to the point where my husband is annoyed that I can eat tacos any day of the week. There’s also a pretty good chance (if you’re over 21) that I will try to sell you on a hot beef injection. What is a hot beef injection? A shot of Jameson chased with Au Jus. Think it sounds horrible? It’s actually a quite delicious, heavenly concoction that would (probably) be Ron Swanson approved.

When I'm not shooting or riding I'm hanging out at home with my husband, Trent, and our three fur children, Doug, Sierra and Jack.

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