Artist: Jenifer Trottier
Title: Top Spinnaker – Down and Dirty
I was very fortunate to be able to photograph a young reining stallion “Top Spinnaker” in care of Cottingim Quarter Horses. During my photo session I was able to capture some amazing shots of him at play. He seems to have boundless amounts of energy. That energy and athletic ability became my inspiration. I chose this particular image because I loved the angle he created with his body. It displays both his power and agility. A sudden change of direction with gusto makes him appear more like a cutter in this photo than a reiner but this stallion stops and spins to impress. Reining is a demanding equestrian sport that has increased in popularity. Often compared with its english counterpart, dressage, reining is a series of patterns with specified maneuvers consisting of sliding stops, spins, flying lead changes, circles and rollbacks.