Meet Nat


Born in Kentucky and growing up  in Virginia near the Cumberland Gap, Natasha has been an avid horse lover most all her life. Her fascination with equines began at an early age when her grandmother purchased a model horse for her birthday. She owned her first horse at the age of twelve, a Tennessee Walking Horse named Santana. 

Throughout her high school years, Nat pursued her two biggest passions; art and horses. After graduating with honors from the National Art Honor Society in 2001, she enrolled in school and briefly pursued a career in architecture and design. 

It wasn't long after she picked up a camera for the first time and ventured out to a small horse show ring in Kentucky and decided to take a few photos 'just for fun'. It was at that event that she discovered she had a natural ability to photograph action like the photographers in the magazines. Since Nat already possessed artistic abilities, the extension of the camera felt right and she soon began photographing horse shows on the weekend while working a full time job as a newspaper reporter/photographer during the week. 

In 2005, Nat saw one of her biggest dreams come true when she trained her racking horse, Southern Rebelation (aka Bill) to a world championship and a reserve world grand championship in the versatility program. The following year proved to be even bigger when she was asked to photograph the very same World Championship event that she had just competed at the year prior. It was in that year that she decided to leave the newspaper and pursue her photography career full time. The rest is history. 

Nat has photographed several hundred world champion and world grand champion horses in several different breeds. She has served as official photographer for some of the most well known shows in the Tennessee Walking Horse and Racking Horse industries. She has had the honor to shoot for well known photographer Shane Shiflet at Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, New England Morgan and Syracuse International horse shows. Her images have appeared on the covers of National Horseman, The Walking Horse Report, Show Ring Times, Scoop, The Racking Image, Saddle Horse Report and many more.

Although gaited horses remain close to her heart, she enjoys photographing all breeds.

Nat currently resides on her farm in Virginia near the Eastern Tennessee line with her mom, her horse Tinker and two spoiled fur babies, a min pin named Sadie and mountain fist named Daisy. 

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