Mary’s minis

Mary Shellhammer feeds her miniature horses at her home in Coyle, Okla. Saturday, June 18, 2011.

I drove around for a while, but when the temperature is more than 100 degrees, there aren’t a lot of people who stay outside. So with my gas gauge drooping, I decided I had better leave town.

My last-ditch effort was to take a route that goes between Perkins to Guthrie instead of heading straight for I-35. Every time I go this way, I notice all of the mini horses and desperately want to stop.

It would turn out to be my lucky day as I noticed a woman out and about around horses. I quickly pulled in and introduced myself to Mary Shellhammer.

Mary has lived in the same house since she was a child. After retiring from a 38-year-long teaching career, Mary returned to stay full-time at her house in Coyle and raise miniature horse.

After following her around for a few minutes, she invited me inside to share about her life and her love for horses.

It was wonderful talking to her. She is truly an inspired person. She told that me that she had always wanted to be a photojournalist, which I thought was wonderful. I’ve always dreamt of being a teacher. Maybe there’s a correlation there.

Also, there are a few more photos from my trip here.

2 Responses to Mary’s minis

  1. CaraW says:

    One of life’s little joys…mini horses. Great work, Zachary. Keep up with your blogging this summer — speaking of life’s little joys :)

  2. Sisombath says:

    Really nice photo. Black and white photos are great. Also, the way you framed the piece from inside a building or what seems like a building is perfect. Definitely works on the focal point.

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Mary Shellhammer feeds her miniature horses at her home in Coyle, Okla. Saturday, June 18, 2011.

I drove around for a while, but when the temperature is more than 100 degrees, there aren’t a lot of people who stay outside. So with my gas gauge drooping, I decided I had better leave town.

My last-ditch effort was to take a route that goes between Perkins to Guthrie instead of heading straight for I-35. Every time I go this way, I notice all of the mini horses and desperately want to stop.

It would turn out to be my lucky day as I noticed a woman out and about around horses. I quickly pulled in and introduced myself to Mary Shellhammer.

Mary has lived in the same house since she was a child. After retiring from a 38-year-long teaching career, Mary returned to stay full-time at her house in Coyle and raise miniature horse.

After following her around for a few minutes, she invited me inside to share about her life and her love for horses.

It was wonderful talking to her. She is truly an inspired person. She told that me that she had always wanted to be a photojournalist, which I thought was wonderful. I’ve always dreamt of being a teacher. Maybe there’s a correlation there.

Also, there are a few more photos from my trip here.

2 Responses to Mary’s minis

  1. CaraW says:

    One of life’s little joys…mini horses. Great work, Zachary. Keep up with your blogging this summer — speaking of life’s little joys :)

  2. Sisombath says:

    Really nice photo. Black and white photos are great. Also, the way you framed the piece from inside a building or what seems like a building is perfect. Definitely works on the focal point.

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