Meet Ayla. Ayla has only been with me a short while but she is my dream. I had been searching for ‘the one’ for a while and was beginning to wonder if I would ever find that special equine, and then I saw her. Within 24 hours of her being posted for sale I made plans to go see her and the next evening I bought her. Ayla is one of those rare wild souls. She is the most kind and gentle soul, yet fierce and indomitably strong. She is the epitome of all things wild and free, yet her wild spirit is subtle and quiet. If you don’t look closely you’ll miss it entirely but if you REALLY look she’ll take your breath away. It was one of these breathtaking moments that inspired her name. I looked out and saw her standing in the pasture, mane and tail blowing in the wind, standing straight and strong, nose to the wind, and ears pricked foreword watching something across the fields. In that moment she somehow managed to capture the pure essence of nature at its rawest and most beautiful and I instantly thought of the primal heroine in Jean Auels Earths Children series. Jean Auels Ayla is the essence of the wild feminine, and that is what my Ayla is. I believe that Ayla deserves to be immortalized in one of your portraits because of this rare wild essence that is so quickly disappearing from our daily lives.