Portfolio: Editorial portraits: pets_photography_horses

Katie Merwick shows lots of affection to her horses on her ranch, the Second Chance Ranch in Elma, Wash.  on December 12, 2007.  Merwick has 23 rescue horses, most of whom were discarded form the race horse industry, and 11 dogs and a wolf sanctuary.  She had no power for 4 days during a recent storm and her fields are still muddy from all the rain.  Today one of her horses suffered from colic and had to be walked constantly so he couldn't lie down and possibly roll over moving his intestines and killing him.  The vet came to visit and friends of hers showed up to help.

Katie Merwick shows lots of affection to her horses on her ranch, the Second Chance Ranch in Elma, Wash. on December 12, 2007. Merwick has 23 rescue horses, most of whom were discarded form the race horse industry, and 11 dogs and a wolf sanctuary. She had no power for 4 days during a recent storm and her fields are still muddy from all the rain. Today one of her horses suffered from colic and had to be walked constantly so he couldn't lie down and possibly roll over moving his intestines and killing him. The vet came to visit and friends of hers showed up to help.