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Boston & Woody ~ {Ontario horse and dog photographer}

when Brandon and Marie contacted me last year about a session for their horse and dog, you know i was on board.  and when i found out that Woody — a thoroughbred and French Coach cross — was over 30 yrs old, well, as a born horse-person with many years in the saddle, i just had to meet this gentleman!

01waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-284-2of course, Boston was your typical goofy, energetic brown lab.

02waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-558we spent time with Woody first … letting him out in the pasture for a little romp, even though the lure of fresh grass was a little difficult to resist.

03waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-12004waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-705waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-10706waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-2907waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-3908waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-6209waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-20Marie’s description of her long-time event horse: “Woody gave me every effort since the day I got him right until I retired him at 26. I almost lost him 3 years ago and I am so thankful he decided he wasn’t ready to leave this world yet! He holds such a special place in my heart – not only was he my competition horse, but he’s gotten me through some immensely difficult times that at some points even my human friends couldn’t get me through. He’s the horse version of me. Maybe that sounds odd, but I don’t know how else to explain it!”

10waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-140-Edit11waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-265-Edit12waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-16713waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-291but the bond Marie shares with Woody does not overshadow her bond with Boston, who has been attached to Marie’s hip since puppyhood.

14waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-175we had fun with both Woody and Boston in the early wheat …

15waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-237-216waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-213-2… and although we had every intention of heading into the woods for some shots, we couldn’t come even within 50′ of the forest before hearing the swarms of mosquitoes waiting for us … so we stuck to more open areas.

17waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-51818waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-37119waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-38120waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-360and Boston enjoyed a dip in a nearby watering hole.

21waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-47622waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-44823waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-46424waterloo_horse_dog_photographer_boston woody moffatt-441thanks, Brandon and Marie, for sharing your gorgeous boys with me!

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  • Jen MetzgerDarn you and your wheat field! 🙂 Love the first shot, exceptionally stunning and would instantly be a canvas on my wall.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Castle EricksonBeautiful. Gorgeous light and location.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte VandervalkAwesome photos Illona! Love that wheat field!ReplyCancel

  • Barb PriestleyOh, these are just the most amazing photos of a horse and his dog. I don’t know how anyone could choose one photo over another. They are all brilliant.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Garner-JacksonSpectacular series, Illona!ReplyCancel

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