This FAQ is, as always, a work in progress. If you have a question, please ask!
Is this work yours?
99% of the time, no it is not. While I do occasionally dabble in equine art, I rarely share my own work because I don’t think it compares to the quality and skill of that I currently share.
Can I use this work for ___?
Short answer: No. You’re welcome to reblog these pictures, but the artwork presented here belongs to the respective creators. Do not take these images and reuse them without direct consent from the artist (all artwork links back to its origin, so that you can contact the artist if you wish). Using these images without artist consent is a copyright violation, and ruins the spirit and trust in this blog by the equine artist community.
My work appears here. Why?
As an artist myself, I know how important exposure is. I also believe that the artistic community should be openly sharing of its work, to promote each other and to expose both artists and potential clients about each other’s work.
Your work being on this blog gets it exposed to hundreds of people, who in turn share it with hundreds more. Some of the artists we have shared have gotten new clients this way.
Equine Story is 100% without profit, and shares your work with credits and a link to the source where we found them.
I don’t want my work here. Can you remove it?
Of course. Send me a polite message through ask or submit, and I will get to it as soon as possible.
You didn’t credit me!
I diligently make sure that every photograph, art piece, poem, etc, receives proper credit. This includes, at least, a link back to the source that I found the piece at (with the exception of quotes and poetry in the public domain). Although some pictures may not have a title or artist underneath them (something I am changing at this point forward with my new blog template), they always link back to you. I never, ever claim anything as my own work that genuinely isn’t.
Can I submit my own equine related art?
Yes! The bottom of each blog page features “Submit.” You can also ask questions there. =)
Can I submit art I found on the internet?
Yes - IF and only if that art in submission comes to me with a source for the image (link, at the least). In short: if it’s yours, say so; if it’s not, say so and give me a link plus credit so I can properly attribute the creator.
Why do you run this blog?
Quite simply, I love horses, and know a number of fantastic horse artists. I thought I’d share the love. Equine Story grew rapidly from a small hobby blog on tumblr to well, this!
Do you own a horse?
I do not, nor have I ever. I haven’t even taken riding lessons, and I’ve been on the trail maybe half a dozen times. But I love horses, and well, a gal can dream. Even a grown gal like me.