|Image via Adonna Combs, Artistic Horses|
I just read about Justin the artistic horse in The Week, and I couldn't resist sharing. I love animals and I love artistic expression, and the two melded together are almost too much for my heart to handle!
Words from Adonna, Justin's owner:
Paintings by Justin The Artistic Horse, began with my horse Justin’s natural ability to pick up objects and play with them. As a visual artist myself, when I saw him take my riding whip and begin drawing in the arena sand I had the concept of attaching a paint brush to it and let him paint. I began working with him the same way that I train him for riding by using natural horsemanship communication techniques, including positive reinforcement. Once he understood what I was asking he began having fun and looking forward to every painting session. To my surprise we have become an artistic team and he has become quite a painter.