Hearts & Hooves @ BREC’s Farr Park | Editorial Photographer

Hearts & Hooves @ BREC’s Farr Park | Editorial Photographer

There is a place here in Baton Rouge where special kids and animals can connect and develop a beautiful relationship. These connections allow the children to gain confidence beyond the norm. BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center.

Farr Park offers Baton Rouge a convenient haven for horses and riders

I enjoyed an evening with riders in the Hearts & Hooves program for the magazine, and I was totally blown away by the gentleness of the horses, the care of the volunteers, and the smiles of the children.

On the mounting block and ready for class.
On the mounting block and ready for class.
Gorgeous creature.
Gorgeous creature.

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A boy's sister helps guide the horse during a class session.
A boy’s sister helps guide the horse during a class session.

BREC Hearts & Hooves Program

The magic horseshoe!!!
The magic horseshoe!!!
The volunteers are so gentle and hands-on.
The volunteers are so gentle and hands-on.

BREC Hearts & Hooves Program

This beauty stares me down. ;)
This beauty stares me down. ;)

BREC Hearts & Hooves Program

When I arrived, the volunteers told me that the light was terrible. But then this happened. As an artist, I delighted in the dust motes dancing through the rays.
When I arrived, the volunteers told me that the light was terrible. But then this happened. As an artist, I delighted in the dust motes dancing through the rays.
Horse and rider trotting through that gorgeous light.
Horse and rider trotting through that gorgeous light.
Exercises on horseback before class begins.
Exercises on horseback before class begins.
A different perspective.
A different perspective.
This is Cricket. We made friends in between two Hearts & Hooves sessions. He's friend to all at Farr Park.
This is Cricket. We made friends in between two Hearts & Hooves sessions. He’s friend to all at Farr Park.