a common thread

My life has been immeasurably enhanced by living and working with horses. In the past several years I have traveled to beautiful places and met lovely, inspiring people that share the common thread of a love for horses. In the last three months I have been in Spain, France, and Portugal for extended periods. The opportunity to become part of the rhythm of  daily work with animals has re-awakened my love of living with horses. This part of my life has been dormant for nearly eight years. My stallion, Fol Amour, is retired (he’s a very spry 29 years old!) and living in California. I see him often, but not daily. Winston Churchill said “there is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse”. I have always known it, but it is alive in me once more.

While traveling in Europe, often I steal away to favorite esoteric sites to photograph and absorb the mystery. Tomar, Sintra, and the Convento dos Capuchos are a few of my favorite spots in Portugal. I’ve included several new images from these spots.

Here is a small gallery of images made since September. Most of the horses are the beloved Lusitano….but the breed is not the most important part of a horse. The teaching, grace and acceptance that all horses have to offer is their unique gift to mankind. As always, I welcome your comments and questions.

Next up: a report of a wonderful trip through the South of France and then on to Paris for the Four Schools performance!


21 Responses to “a common thread”

  1. November 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Beautiful, Keron! You are definitely living the dream!

  2. 3 horseaholic1
    November 23, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Keron, both photo galleries are beautiful! I had another post all typed and my computer ate it. SIGH I will just say that I really enjoyed your photos and your blog! It’s no wonder you love Portugal!

  3. November 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    My jaw has dropped at the stunning beauty of these photos. I am so green with envy I can’t tell you. And the Camargue? I really do miss them. Think I’m going to have to share this with my readers.

    • November 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Dear Bella,
      WOW! Thank you! I’m so moved that you would take the time to write and I am delighted that you have enjoyed the images. PLEASE share with your readers. Now I am off to see YOUR blog. Thank you again! Warmly…Keron

  4. November 24, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Reblogged this on Hoof Beats and Foot Prints and commented:
    There are those out there that are living the life that I dream of. Please join Keron Psillas as she gets to play with beautiful Lusitanos, and glorious white horses in France’s Camargue. Truly stunning photos and a true love of equestrian art.

    • November 24, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Bella! Thank you so much for reblogging! I am honored to be on your lovely blog. I spent a lot of time reading through the great posts last night. Of course I was drawn to the article about Lisbon and Belem. I can taste the Pasteis Nata now! Glad to be in touch with you…perhaps we could travel together one day! Keron

  5. November 24, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Very interesting post and with such great photos… 🙂

  6. November 24, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Wow, what a wonderful life. Those horses are magnificent, and the little Jack Russells, too cute. 🙂

    • November 24, 2012 at 7:44 am

      Yes, I am soooo fortunate. But hard work and a dream will yield amazing things! I know, I love the Jacks. It’s impossible for me to have a pet with all my travels, but I get to photograph (and hug) them wherever I find them. Thanks for commenting!

  7. November 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

    We love your photos! Woof Woof 🙂 🙂

  8. 15 rimassolosailingaroundtheworldm
    November 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing articles on the post and your travels. I love Portugal too there very nice people and a beautiful architacture.

    • November 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      Thank YOU for taking the time to browse the blog. I lived for 5 years in Seattle so I was thrilled to see your images from Port Townsend and environs. I’ve also sailed the Southeast Coast….all through the ABC’s and up to Margerie Glacier and all the coves and inlets. It is a real highlight of my life. I envy your time on the sea. Be well and be safe! Warmly, Keron

      • 17 rimassolosailingaroundtheworldm
        November 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

        Hi,Keron Thank you so much for email.I will sail solo around the world in 2013 May. Not now. I am still a looking for sailboat San Juan 24-foot. I still do not have a boat. The best regards RIMAS MELESHYUS


  9. 18 petit4chocolatier
    November 25, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Where do I start, everything is beautiful beginning with the puppies, horses, Portugal, and Vinicious!!

    • November 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you for commenting on the blog! I love the puppies too…..and yes, horses of course. Vinicius is an amazing horse. Just three years old and sometimes needs his manners corrected, but he’s going to be a star. Movement, versatility, beauty, temperament….that’s why I love the Lusitano. I hope you’ll check back from time to time. Now I am off to see your blog! Warmly, Keron

  10. November 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Riding was my sport, growing up. I stopped when I was expecting my first child and just haven’t got back to it. He’s 17 now! But I still find that I can never resist a good horsey shot. And there are quite a few here!

    • November 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Hi Rachael,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment! I’m off now to have a look at your blog. Check back soon as I have many more shots to post from my travels this fall and soon I’ll be back in Portugal. All the best, Keron

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