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Shelley Paulson

Shelley Paulson is an equestrian photographer and filmmaker based in Minnesota. She shares an inspiring look at some of her favorite images and the stories behind them in her new book, Horses, Portraits & Stories, available on Amazon.

Morgans in the Snow: A Photo Portfolio

My friend Carol Prindle of Whispering Meadows Morgan Farm and I had been talking for months about doing a winter…

6 months ago

The Wild Ponies of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands

In recent years, I have taken several trips to photograph wild horses. These trips have taken me west, where horses…

10 months ago

The Hallelujah Horse Mustangs

When you think of a sanctuary for wild Mustang stallions, you probably don’t picture it nestled in the heart of…

1 year ago

Horses from Above: Drone Photography of Horses

It seems you can’t watch a TV show or movie these days without seeing scenes filmed with a drone. This…

2 years ago

In Real Life: Go Big with an 18.1-Hand Percheron Driving Horse

At 15 years old, Rilee Klaers may be just starting his driver’s education training, but he’s been driving his Percheron…

2 years ago

The Dual Recovery of Sunday, the May 2020 Horse Illustrated Cover Model, and Owner Kaia Kroll

Horse Illustrated's May 2020 cover model was a beautiful Appaloosa mare named Minnesota Nice, or Sunday as she’s called around…

2 years ago

An Illustrated Look at A Royal Affair

A visit to The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto should be on every equestrian’s bucket list. The event, which…

2 years ago

The Onaqui Mountain Wild Horses

As I looked out over a golden valley at sunset, filled with over 100 wild horses peacefully grazing together, I…

2 years ago

Out of the Wild Part 2: Think Like a Mustang Trainer

Last month, trainer Annie MacDermaid shared tips on how to select an American Mustang to bring home to your herd.…

3 years ago

Out of the Wild Part 1: Mustang Matchmaker

Wandering through the holding pens at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption center, each corral is filled with beautiful…

3 years ago