My photo session with Alejandra Lara was a pleasure. I arrived with trepidation, not knowing what to expect of a woman from Chile who does “horse therapy.” I left with a huge smile on my face and joy in my heart, feeling like I too, had received a dose of good medicine. Alejandra is a beautiful woman — inside and out. Her smile is infectious and her interaction with her horses is mystical. I am honored to have had the opportunity to capture her image.

— Julie Shipman

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