I love my horses (and my colorful little sister). Little Shawny and I have been best friends for over 20 years. Can you believe that?

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. A little info about the horses: Shawn is a Morgan Welsh (36 years old), Cocoa is a Thoroughbred mare, and Diablo is a Paso Fino.

  1. Candy Kawaii Lover says: May 2, 20103:47 am

    You look so lovely! I love the photos!

  2. Addie Marie says: May 2, 20103:49 am

    They are beautiful (as are you!).

  3. Delightfully Tacky says: May 2, 20103:55 am

    I love these photos. Lately I've been really missing riding.
    I meant to email you back when your horse died. When I was in 8th grade my horse got gangrene the nearly killed him. It was awful seeing such a big, strong horse with a huge personality become so quiet and in pain. He used to nip and me and all he could do is stand there and rest his head on me. I remember doing cold compresses on him for hours trying to heal him. At the same time my brother was also in the pediatric intensive care unit after being stomped by a moose and found clinically dead by my father who spend ten minutes giving him cpr. During that time I just remember driving from the human hospital to the horse hospital. Your hard times recently made me really remember that time and I am so thankful to God that he returned both Taco and Ben to live full lives.
    I hope that things are going better for you, darlin'. You look absolutely GORGEOUS, and so do your equine pals! I need to go up to my barn and get some photos of my old mare's daughter, Juneau. She was the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life!
    Okay, I probably should've just emailed you. This comment is forever-long!
    Much love, Keiko. I hope I get to see you again, perhaps next fashion week?

  4. Lulu says: May 2, 20104:38 am

    these photos are absolutely gorgeous! you're so radiant. and the one where you're on the horse in the water…it's beautiful!

  5. HAL says: May 2, 20105:07 am

    stunning horses; i used to ride when i was little, but haven't been on a horse in at least 4 years. that's how philly has corrupted me! love the photos. xo


  6. JVS says: May 2, 20105:41 am

    Beautiful! Reminds me of when I had horses growing up. I kind of miss that. :)

  7. The Sound of Lace says: May 2, 20106:07 am

    gosh…how wonderful are these pics. wish horse riding was more available here in southern cali!



  8. EVA says: May 2, 20106:12 am

    wow, in the water…that's so cool! gorgeous creatures.

  9. iheartdresses says: May 2, 20106:32 am

    such beautiful photos:) you look so happy with your horses, it makes me smile:)

  10. Jessica says: May 2, 20107:48 am

    I miss my horses so much more now haha. My mother raises Arabians. Last year we put down my horse, she was a year younger than me, we grew up together. Such amazing animals.

  11. Kompliment says: May 2, 20107:49 am

    Really cute!

  12. lumikha says: May 2, 20107:50 am

    these pictures make me happy!!!!!! ps: i love your smiles in this series!

  13. Is ♥ La 5th con Bleecker st. says: May 2, 20108:20 am

    I love horses as well. beautiful pics!

  14. jane says: May 2, 20108:44 am

    Adorable pictures.. Really love your blog!!

  15. | Tex | Fashion Butter says: May 2, 20109:02 am

    Oh, what gorgeous horses.

  16. OmgLia says: May 2, 201010:00 am

    this is a perfect post on DERBY DAY!! 😀

  17. Anna says: May 2, 201011:21 am

    Love these pictures, so cute!

  18. OooKellyNicky says: May 2, 201011:50 am

    Aww, great pictures. You look pretty,of course. Horses are so gorgeous and huge, gotta love em'.

    my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥

  19. thegoodgirlgoneblog.com says: May 2, 201012:20 pm

    So cool that you can ride your horse through water!

  20. Justice Pirate says: May 2, 201012:22 pm

    Oh goodness. barebacking. . .I am envious. It makes me want to go to my uncle's horse farm right now. Too bad he lives six hours away. :: sigh :: these horses are gorgeous. what a great friendship it is to have a horse and a girl together. There is something special about that. My favourite horse died two years ago. I miss him. His name was Pride.

  21. megannielsen says: May 2, 201012:34 pm

    Your horses are gorgeous!! (And I honestly had no idea that they lived that long so I've learnt something today!)

  22. Dixi Wonderland says: May 2, 201012:49 pm

    I love horses, and the pic where its all down in the wather is amazing, I never knew that they would go so far 😀

  23. revital says: May 2, 20101:17 pm

    great photos! you look adorable! (:
    it reminds me of the one and only time I rode a horse- unfortunately it wasn't such a great experience- I was about 10 years old, and for some reason I couldn't hold on to the horse and fell…Ive been a bit scared of them since.

  24. Gela says: May 2, 20101:19 pm

    awww, you look really happy. :) your horses are so beautiful!


  25. Samantha says: May 2, 20101:30 pm

    These are really beautiful photographs :)

  26. Abernathy says: May 2, 20101:47 pm

    you are in the water!!! hahaha

  27. Helen says: May 2, 20102:19 pm

    horses always intimidate me for some reason, i always feel like they're going to trample over me! haha. i love the photo of you in the water on the horse.

  28. daisymay says: May 2, 20103:04 pm

    Beautiful horses Keiko. That last photo of you and your horses is beautiful!

  29. Keira says: May 2, 20103:35 pm

    These are SO beautiful! My great uncles are cattle ranchers and have gorgeous horses, and I always want to go out and ride. Lucky girl :)


  30. Sarah K. says: May 2, 20104:32 pm

    adorable! what beautiful horses. I love the photo of the one running my the pond. it's perfect!

  31. Cassandra Marie says: May 2, 20104:50 pm

    Aww how wonderful to have horses! They're such beautiful animals :)

  32. Trishna says: May 2, 20105:07 pm

    They are truly beautiful Keiko. You are so lucky. :)

  33. C says: May 2, 20105:36 pm

    Yay, horses! I miss riding, especially now that the weather is getting nicer.

    And ps, how do you look so wonderfully photogenic while riding? I'm always a sweaty mess… haha.

  34. Sandy a la Mode says: May 2, 20105:58 pm

    these photos are absolutely stunning keiko! you are soo gorgeous and that horse looks beautiful!! what a great post for kentucky derby weekend! =)

  35. Destined For Now says: May 2, 20107:29 pm

    Oh wow, gorgeous horses!

  36. riennahera says: May 2, 20107:50 pm

    Can horses swim or can't they?
    They are so beautiful.

  37. Alice says: May 2, 20107:53 pm

    Great pics :]

  38. Mi. says: May 2, 20107:55 pm

    you are such lukcky girl!

  39. Mo says: May 2, 20108:04 pm

    wooaa i had no idea horses liked water !

  40. Laura Loo says: May 2, 20109:01 pm

    All absolutely precious!

  41. Like Square Polka Dots says: May 2, 20109:03 pm

    Wow!! You rode him in the water? That's so cool. I few years ago I went to Wyoming to a horseback riding ranch. I love horses as well. Mine was named Lurch… not too encouraging!

  42. Atenea says: May 2, 20109:38 pm

    i like so much horses! very pretty post. kisses

  43. amanda lynn? says: May 2, 201010:46 pm

    what a beautiful horse!
    and you sister's hair looks nice by the way.

  44. Ashley J says: May 2, 201010:49 pm

    That second picture is beautiful, you look so happy!


  45. Lucy Marmalade says: May 3, 20103:29 am

    Beautiful horse, beautiful girl! The picture of the you on the horse in the water is so impressive.

  46. kelly ann says: May 3, 20106:41 am

    you are so so gorgeous!

    and i think horses are one of the most beautiful creatures ever.

  47. RenaTsan says: May 3, 20108:16 am
  48. jenloveskev says: May 3, 20101:40 pm

    you are too freakin' adorable! I love these photos!! So much love and so much fun!!

  49. Morgiss says: May 3, 20102:13 pm

    lovely photos ;o)

  50. Klara says: May 3, 20102:43 pm

    Wonderful pictures and beautiful horses!

  51. Gant Trousers says: May 3, 20103:06 pm

    Gorgeous pics! such a beautiful horse!

  52. naomi says: May 3, 20103:45 pm

    these are all totally amazing. I love that you look so natural and casual.


  53. Dip-tea says: May 3, 20104:36 pm

    Gorgeous! I can see the love you share with your horses in the pictures. My favorite picture is the one in the water. Lovely!

  54. DearBeatrice says: May 3, 20104:52 pm

    your horses are so beautiful! ^.^

  55. butterfly307 says: May 3, 20105:10 pm

    you look so happy with your horses.
    they're wonderful!
    I wish I had a chance to learn how to ride a horse! :)

  56. Alicia (likely badger) says: May 3, 20106:49 pm

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful creatures! Seeing your horses makes me miss mine. Hooray for girls and their horses. A match made in (horse) heaven :)


  57. Annie says: May 3, 20109:05 pm

    Aww seeing this makes me miss riding. I took lessons for five years and owned a Morgan Quarter horse named Princess [i didn't name her ha] I had to sell her when we moved to the city :( they are awesome animals…

  58. Kristi7 says: May 3, 201010:18 pm

    Such a beautiful horse! These are gorgeous shots!

  59. Nicki says: May 3, 201011:02 pm

    Love the photos, especially the water shots! Very cool =).

  60. rinacatastrophe says: May 4, 20101:51 am

    Oh! They're beautiful! I love the shots of you guys in the water, so fun. Growing up in the city, I missed out on things like this. Its nice to meet your oldest friend.


  61. Live It Orange says: May 4, 20104:41 pm

    I really love these photos of yours. Your smile is so pretty. By the way I think horses are amazing creatures and I have always loved the smell of them :)

  62. Maggie Makeup Addict says: May 5, 20107:46 am

    Gosh I'm so envious of you being able to keep horses!

  63. Meg says: May 6, 20104:10 am

    Wow! These photos are wonderful! I especially love the photos of the horses in the water. Really amazing to see. Beautiful… you and them!

  64. Keiko Lynn says: May 7, 20101:35 am

    Thanks everyone!

  65. Keiko Lynn says: May 7, 20101:36 am

    Delightfully Tacky: I wish you weren't forever away, so we could go riding together!!

  66. Keiko Lynn says: May 7, 20101:37 am

    I'm so sorry about your horse. I know how horrible it is to let them go. I've lost three of my own, and it never gets easier.

    Also, I love Arabs. My first horse was an Anglo-Arab, but most of my friends had Arabs when we were younger.

  67. Keiko Lynn says: May 7, 20101:38 am

    Justice Pirate: You are absolutely right…there is definitely special about the bond between a girl and her horse:) I couldn't agree more.

  68. Keiko Lynn says: May 7, 20101:39 am

    C: The trick is that you can't smell me from the pictures. Haha, I smelled like horses and dirt.

    riennahera: They are excellent swimmers:)

  69. Emmeline says: May 15, 20107:32 pm

    A horse is the best friend you can ever have!
    Beautiful pictures!

  70. errante20 says: June 4, 201012:26 am

    keiko loma

  71. elie9 says: August 15, 20103:11 am

    Keiko, my Coco looks amazing! Thank you for loving her so. I owe your family a debt I can never repay.

  72. lynngoh says: December 2, 20109:16 am

    You are so stunning! I love your smile with showing your teeth! Tee-Hee…