11 hours ago

The Dream is free. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hustle sold separately. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've been hustling my ass off. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It feels great. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dreams don't come true on their own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you a dreamer that hustles too? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #snow #winterontheranch #hifromsd #winter #snow #fearthebigdunhorse #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #ig_ruralamerica #sdc_negativespace

400 4
2 days ago

Thirty seconds doesn’t seem like a long time until you’re doing a side plank. Then it turns into an eternity! On another note: I hope to finish editing these images this week, then I’ll put them in an album for purchase! Thank you to everyone who has asked about them. They’re certainly a dream come true for me. #hifromsd #southdakota #southdakotawinter #horsesinsnow #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #fineart #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #winterwonder #winterdreams #sdc_negativespace at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

825 9
3 days ago

Dreaming in a Winter Wonderland.... Yes, another one of the high key images I took this week. I was on hand and knees, in snow pants, with snow wafting about, the wind blowing in my face but I could have cared less. I’m still on a high from this series of images. And it looks like I’m going to have the chance to freeze my ass off and get more of these this week! Is anyone besides me stoked about this? #highkey #snow #winterinsouthdakota #hifromsd #southdakota #horsesinthesnow #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #fineartphotography #ig_equine #ig_ruralamerica #sdc_negativespace at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

1k 38
5 days ago

Eeeeeeeeee! Issimo is a cranky pants. The snow is deep. The photo love is real. 😍😍😍 I’m one happy girl. Yes, I crazily plowed through drifts that were well past my knees to get photos today and I’d do it again in a hot minute! How’s your Sunday going? Does this photo make you as happy as it does me? #sdc_negativespace #winterinsouthdakota #hifromsd #horsesinsnow #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

1k 17
7 days ago

As the sun sets on another week, I can’t help but reflect on a few things. At this time last week, I was hurriedly changing clothes, curling my hair and jumping feet first into the inaugural @artofthecowgirl event. It was incredible. I made new friends, learned more than I would have ever imagined, and had an incredible time doing it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for art/creativity while simultaneously empowering women, and building partnerships. If you’ve been around here long enough, you know that I’d not be where I am today if not for my better half, @zach.ducheneaux. His sacrifices make it possible for me to be me. We are a team and a darn good one. He has believed in me when I couldn’t believe in me. And wouldn’t let me quit when I was ready to throw in the towel. This photo isn’t in focus. The sun cast a soft enough glare that the camera had a hard time focusing. Mostly because I was in a hurry. The moment was fleeting. I was trying capture what I saw at that moment — the setting sun, the soft loft of Cosmo’s fluffy, Winter hair, golden, dreamy light and her breath hanging in the air. I don’t care that this image isn’t in focus, because life is not perfect. A lack of perfection is what makes life beautiful. Realizing our blessings makes life beautiful. Finding the opportunity and positivity in every situation make life beautiful. The sooner we embrace those things the happier we will be. Trust me. It took me years to learn this. But if I can learn it, so can you. Thank you for letting me share my imperfect life, images and ramblings with all of you. ♥️ #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #selfcare #winter #backlight #hifromsd #ag at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

702 15
9 days ago

Since my hardworking man isn’t here today, and I can’t recall the last Valentine’s Day we spent together, I’ll kiss a horse instead. If you’ll be doing the same can I get an Amen? I’ll borrow a line from @oronaquincy — everyday for us is Valentine’s Day! 😘😍😂 #snowyday #shotoniphone #hifromsd #valentines2019 #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

757 19
11 days ago

Currently -1F. Wind chill -17F. Sunny. And... I’m slacking. I think my fence fixing project can wait until tomorrow, right? It’s supposed to be 23F and gorgeous. And then it goes downhill from there! Would you suck it up and fence, or would you drink hot tea and hibernate? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thedxranch #ranchdog #dogsofinstagram #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #corgisofinstagram #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #snow #winter #hifromsd #happydog #imaybeaslacker at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

561 13
11 days ago

The last week has been a crazy whirlwind of awesomeness. I just got home from Arizona, to more snow and cold. The inaugural @artofthecowgirl was a huge success. I gained a whole bunch of new sisters! I finally got to meet @trinityseely. She is the kindest soul. Her voice is like velvet. @amy_raymond Is incredibly talented and funny, Af. @nicolepoyo has gorgeous hair and a quiet, kind disposition. And let’s don’t forget she takes pretty great photos. Oh and @tayteichert - dang girl is tall, handy and has great hair. Life is so unfair! 😂 I also got to meet @k_altsch. She is genuine and kind and flipping gorgeous (also she’s super fit). @themontanacowgirl and @candaceweeda are some seriously driven women and I’m better for having them in my life. I got to meet the Mad Hatter, @greeleyhatworks. What a cool dude. And thoughtful too — he kept our team in coffee and snacks. There were so many new friendships formed. I just can’t list them all. I didn’t get to eat most days. I ran a lot of scavenger hunts. My phone was out of battery by the end of the day. But so were we! I’m fairly certain we all feel like we were calving heifers this weekend. There is no doubt we would do it all again in a heartbeat! But...give us a couple weeks to catch our breath! If I didn’t get to visit I’m sorry! But I hope you had a blast if you were there. And to Tammy: Thank you! Thank you for being a visionary and for all your hard work to organize an event of this size, and for allowing me to be part of it! #artofthecowgirl19 #artofthecowgirl #snow #hifromsd #shotoniphone #cloudy #snowyday #theroadhome #thedxranch #winter #cowgirls #newfriends at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

601 17
13 days ago

The ranch rodeo at @artofthecowgirl was fun to watch. There were some really handy horses and some super handy girls. Mesa did a great job organizing the event, and I think the crowd really enjoyed it. I’m having a blast here in Phoenix. #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #cowgirls at Corona Ranch & Rodeo Grounds - Arizona Banquets and Events

711 5
16 days ago

While I’m in Arizona for @artofthecowgirl, Prism is at home making the most of her fluffy coat. The current temp is -16F. Part of me wishes I was there to snuggle her and then part of me is glad to be enjoying the current 40F here in Arizona. Sorry, not sorry. The sunshine is nice! If you’re going to be at Art Of the Cowgirl, please find me and say hi!!!! And can we all send some warm wishes to my furry ponies? #winterontheprairies #hifromsd #rural_america #winterwonderland #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

1k 14
18 days ago

To say that I'm excited about this cover is an understatement. I have had to keep this a secret for a while. It was hard!!!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm honored! My 2019 could not be starting out any better -- I've wanted this cover for a long time! If you're a photographer and a magazine cover is what you've wanted, this is a pretty great way to get off and running! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Poco Tivio Pep is one of our herd sires (@thedxranch). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many of you know some of his offspring - my horses, Dino and Cosmo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He's one of the coolest horses you could throw a leg over -- he's like, "hey, girl. I got you". You feel like you can do anything, and that nothing can go wrong when you ride him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you to the @aqha for reaching out. I am so thrilled! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #magazinecover #americashorse #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #hifromsd #winter #horsesinsnow at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

927 94
18 days ago

I think I have the most beautiful road to home that a person could ever want. There is a reason that friends and family refer to this as a dreamland. It is what dreams are made of. It’s made determined men, resourceful women, and provides a peace and freedom you won’t find anywhere else. #home #rural_america #hifromsd #winterwonderland #winterontheprairies #shotoniphone #landscape #thedxranch #ranchlife #ranching #myhappyplace #countyourblessings #homeishere #southdakotawinter at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

763 22
19 days ago

We are running towards another week. This week I leave for @artofthecowgirl and the to-do list is growing longer with each moment. But I’m taking this afternoon to watch football (but really the commercials)! Is anyone else watching the big game? #winter #snowyhorse #hifromsd #trb_rural #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #westernphotography #westernphoto #westernart #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

867 22
Next »