Autry, age 2, "absolutely adores being around the horses," said her mother and photographer
Kara Fanning, a large-animal veterinary technician who owns three horses in Gonzales, near
Salinas. "Every morning and every evening we go out and feed, so I started capturing all the
moments of her interacting with the horses." This horse, Hit Man, is a "gentle giant" with Autry,
who likes to wear her tutu with rain boots, no matter the weather.