Adonna Combs- As an artist and equestrian, I saw the creative possibilities that Justin could offer with his inquisitiveness. He is a horse who has his nose in everything, I “harnessed” his creative energy through painting. He loves to use his big lips to move or pick up objects. I thought teaching him to paint would keep him interested and out of trouble. As it turns out, he enjoys “playing” with the brushes and making brush strokes; sometimes he wiggles his lip in the paint on the paper. The abstract painting process is collaboration between us. I choose the colors and brushes and he spontaneously paints them to the paper or canvas. Each painting is unique and expresses Justin's equine energy.