Strength-motivational horse photo by Jody Miller

Horse photographs in the work space.

Let’s talk about having a horse photograph or two in the work space.  If you work in a traditional office and you hold a salaried position, it’s likely that you spend upwards of 50 hours a week in that space.  How do you decide what to display there to keep you motivated and connected to your goals?  Are you looking for horse photographs that can inspire and encourage you?

Prescott top Realtor, Lesley Alward wrote, “Years ago I purchased Jody’s “Strength” photograph of 2 Charging horses. I have it on the wall of my office and it reminds me with the most beautiful powerful visual to always move forward with strength, with confidence, with enthusiasm to serve my clients. Bravo Jody Miller”

Strength-motivational horse photo by Jody Miller


Horses contribute to our society.

“Not only is the Horse the largest contributor to the enhancement of civilization over time, but through its deep history with humankind, the Horse has grown to symbolize grace, beauty, power, strength, and freedom.  The Romans believed the Horse to be a symbol of the continuity of life, and Carl Jung observed it to represent the intuitive aspect of human nature.”  Taken from an article in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles.

So let’s say you have a powerful idea that you want to present, that’s a great start!  Next you will most likely need the strength to bring it to life in a relate-able concept and the freedom to take the necessary time to do just that.  What do you look at in your space that brings all that to mind as you look at it.  Why not a horse photo?  They embody all of those things without being offensive to others.

Choosing a horse photo that enhances your sense of style and decor.

Winter Run might make you feel that a leadership role can be carried out calmly while conveying that you know where you are headed.  Strength, mentioned above, may convey that you are on the move towards your goals with a sense of strength to get there.  Winter Run horse photo-Jody Miller

Teamwork Horse photo-Jody Miller


Teamwork, says that you are a team player and like to see that you all have the tools that you need to carry out the job in front of you.

Others will pick up on what you choose to put in your space.  They will also notice whether it feels inclusive or exclusive, overbearing or certain.  Colors can be subtle but still hold a place in your decor.  A great black and white horse photograph will sometimes convey what you think the photo represents in an even stronger way than a color photo.

Above all, it should have some meaning for you.  You will be the one who see’s it and draws from it most of the time. Take some time to look at your artwork and determine what you feel as you do.  When you come to work in the morning does it welcome you and motivate you?

Do you feel inspired as you sit and look at your horse photographs?

Surround yourself with the right things in your work space that keep you feeling connected and clear about where you are going and what your ultimate goals are, by doing so you will feel less drained at the end of the day.  Most likely you will keep your own motivation flowing towards the things that you feel are important.  Goals are great but you have to stay inspired and feel confident that they can come about as you make your way towards them.  Like the article states, the horse already has a deep history with humankind as being strong, powerful and free, those are great qualities to sit in the presence of while you find your own sense of those emotions.

Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography.  Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at Arts Prescott Gallery, in Arizona.


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