By: Mary Jane Speer
Mary Jane Speer has a knack for capturing the beauty of the Bluegrass, particularly when it comes to horses. Check out her top 10 photos taken around Horse Country, and learn the best roads around Lexington for snapping horse photos of your own. Instagram: maryjspeer
To me, Horse Country beauty is equivalent to a lake nestled between snow covered mountains or the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. It’s a beauty that pulls you in, and you can’t help but stare. Luckily for us, rolling hills and grazing horses are only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown. There are many routes that will take you to various farms that surround the perimeter of Lexington – everyone has their favorite backroad that leads through Horse Country!
I discovered my backroads driving from Lexington to Frankfort for work and during a short stint living in charming Midway. Before I knew it, I found myself leaving for work earlier in the morning and taking the long way home in the evenings. Wanting to capture the picturesque scenes, I began finding “pullover spots” to take pictures. Here are a few of my favorite roads and tips on capturing horse country:
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