Gone riding, leave a message at the beep.
There’s a well-known saying that pretty much every equestrian is familiar with: A bad day at the barn is better than a good day at work. And unless your job is something like “designated puppy snuggler” or “head unicorn groomer,” chances are you’d agree.
Fell off over a jump? No more painful than that meeting that could have been an email! Ran out of time to ride by the time you finished mucking stalls? No where close the amount of crap your boss always gives you to deal with! Horse threw all four of his shoes into far-flung corners of the universe? Hey, at least you don’t have to hear Larry from sales say “Let’s circle back” for the eighth time!
Turns out, not even the apocalypse can shake that feeling. Any time spent with Gibson is preferable to being confined to a desk. Those lifeless grey cubicles are the real Hell, after all.
Lava river, fire demons, thousand-degree flames…still better than returning emails from the accounting department. Gibson doesn’t even know what an office is, he just wanted to be supportive.
Jenny Kammerer is a professional artist, video producer and frustrated Philadelphia sports fan who’s been in the saddle since the age of four. When she was 16, she met her Paint/QH/Draft cross Gibson (aka Guitar Solo) as a green two-year-old, and quickly settled into the training side of equestrianism, drawing inspiration from the techniques of Pat Parelli and other natural horsemanship teachers. Known for most of her childhood as both the awkward artsy one and the weird horse girl, she always seemed destined to draw nonsensical horse cartoons. In addition to her independent illustration work, she currently teaches painting classes at Painting With A Twist and produces short-form documentaries that can be seen on www.Horse.TV. You can follow her personal art projects and stay up-to-date on Gibson and the Apocalypse on Instagram: @JennyKammArt