What does Joy look like?
My name is Linda Finstad and for the past 15 years I have earned my living as an equine photographer and artist. My my art work is very distinctive - always bright and colourful with a child like innocence. However there is a deeper meaning behind why I paint the way I paint.
Everyone know that for a painting to be considered “Art” it has to stir an emotional response within whoever looks at it. “My goal as an artist was to…Continue
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Why attending the
Painted Pony - Creative Retreat is as good as a Vacation
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the fast pace of your life and endless to-do lists. Feel like you just NEEEED a break?
But with heavy schedules and commitments its hard to get away on a vacation, I hear you! Whether it’s impossible to take time off work or the many responsibilities at home with a family, for many people…Continue
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You might jump to the conclusion, that they don’t have a Bible. But let’s assume theses teens and I will let all the adults off the hook for now, do have a Bible and in fact they also attend church.
They are filled with good intentions and know in their heart of hearts they ought to spend time in God’s word. So I ask you again why don’t they read the Bible?
The answer is little more complex however I stumbled on a simple…Continue
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Life Hacks we can learn from horses
by Linda Finstad
Acknowledging horses as great teachers is nothing new.
Anyone who learned to ride on a pony will eagerly relay all the life lessons they learned from that experience. Lessons in patience, determination, how to fall and roll and humility.…Continue
Why write a Horse book?
For myself, the question should be “Why Not write a horse book”
For the best part of my life horses have filled my thoughts, dreams and…Continue
Life Hacks for Riding Schools
Stand out from the crowd by adding extra services and promotions for your clients.
Its as easy as looking through your phone book.
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Either Directly or Indirectly art has given me more than the gift of beauty and inspiration.
Art has connected me to some amazing people and some of my most treasured friends.
My preferred art form and one at which for the past 15 years I have earned my living is “Fine Art Photography”. Not just any fine art photography, my specialty and number one passion is…Continue
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If you are an instructor, coach or trainer your knowledge and expertise is Gold. It is what sets you apart from all the other Instructors, Coaches and Trainers. The experience you have gained over time and perseverance, the insights you have learned through trail and error are priceless.
However, your reach - the people you can help and inspire with this hard earned wisdom is limited to time and travel. Unless you somehow record all this knowledge…Continue
Don’t Shoot the Horses
Before you get too upset the reference is to photography not weaponry
Have you ever had, what you thought was a fabulous idea - yet everyone around you shoots you down and tells you “Don’t Do It”.
The “naysayers” tell you it’s a crazy idea that will never work, it’s just not…Continue
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#Life Hacks - How to Attract More Customers to your Tack Store
It’s no secret we live in the information age.
In fact we are bombarded with “information” every day in the form of e-mails, messages, pop up ads on-line courses and pod casts even blogs.
I am sure much of the information contained in…Continue
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They are willing to work long hours every weekend for sure, in all kinds of weather. Very often for extremely low wages.
Yet they love…Continue
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FREE Marketing action that really works!!
It works because it's FREE
That “Free” word really grabs our attention – that is because we all like to get something for nothing.
It is a universal fact of life – no exceptions.
So how can Equine Business owners use that knowledge to their advantage and ultimately increase their customer base and bottom line?
Good question - I am glad you…Continue
How to increase charitable donations
Engage your potential sponsors and educate the public about your cause.
I hope I got your attention
And you have a few minutes to read through this simple action plan that will increase cash flow into your charity.
Added by Linda Finstad on August 21, 2015 at 7:55pm — No Comments
No argument there - although our behavior is only strange to Non horsey people
Have you ever wondered just How Many “Strange” people are out there and if we are all in some way connected.
Lets do the; …Continue
In life there are very few things that are both New and Free
But Horse Watching is one of them.
There is Bird watching and Whale watching so why not put a name…Continue
“The Equine Heritage Exhibit”
The purpose of this project was to create a permanent record of all the breeds of horses in Alberta.
It was entrusted to me – to locate – photograph and document as many as possible over two years. My original list had 40 different breeds, however by the end of the project I had photographed 60 different breeds of horses that are actively being bred here in Alberta, plus…Continue
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Equestrian Photography can be divided into…Continue