What can I say about my good friend Christine, or "Teenie Stinie" as she is affectionately known? She's a tiny package of loyalty, logic, adventure, a little bit of crazy and a whole lot of fun! We've been friends ever since we bonded working at horse shows at the Monroe fairgrounds, in Bend, Oregon, and at Thunderbird in B.C. We were up from dawn until dusk braiding manes, lunging the edge off the horses, bathing them, cleaning stalls, feeding, memorizing courses, then jumping them, wrapping legs and getting astoundingly wet, muddy and cold. Oh, and eating boxes and boxes of Cheezits! I'm pretty sure Christine still keeps a box of them or something similar in her car to munch on at all times. I had such a good time photographing this awesome girl with her little animal family. Bella is such a sweet, gentle horse, with the most beautiful eyes, and Mickey is just plain darling. I can't wait to hang out with them all again!