Top left: Me with the amazing Kim Meeder Top right: A stunning blue eyed boy with one of Kim’s right hand girls, Kelsie Bottom left: Remnant (rescued from Hurricane Katrina) Bottom right: An icelandic horse with the coolest fro ever.
I written about Kim Meeder before. She is one of my heroes. She created Crystal Peaks Ranch in Bend, Oregon-a place where she and her team rescue horses in need (many of them victims of horrific abuse and accidents), rehabilitates them and then brings in kids (many of them abused and neglected) to work with these horses. It’s run completely on private donations. Because it’s a faith based organization, it cannot receive government aid.
Kim has written many books about her journey. I’ve cried more than a few tears reading about her experiences with the horses and the children. I fell in love with everything she’s doing in the first book—a must read!
To walk around her ranch yesterday photographing her, her team of right hand women, and the horses was a life highlight for me. They will all be part of my book in progress, “Horse Girl” and the exhibit in October in Camas.
This a great video that captures what Crystal Peaks is about:
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I will be working on all of the equine imagery (running wild–beyond thrilling!) and post them soon.
Hope your summer is proving to be wonderful, lovelies~