Specializing in capturing wonderful memories of the wonderful animals who bless our lives! 

















Galleries of the horse and dog

shows for the year

Thru Wild Eyes

Wild horse herds of Colorado

and Wyoming

Thru Wild Eyes

The wildlife that can change your

life forever

Portrait & Ranch Shoots

Family portraits, ranch images,

stallion promotions and more

To view recent horse or dog shows that I have recently photographed, please click on The Competitions tab above to find where the galleries are located. 

To see pricing and special editing please see the the ordering page here on the website.

Out here at my barn I have very limited cell phone service, I apologize.  If you call and leave me a message and I have not responded by the next day, please try to call again, text me or email me.  My cell phone will often times not even ring or allow a message to come through.

New images are being added as soon as available to the Wild Horse, Thru Wild Eyes and The Ranches pages.  Please be sure to visit these pages to see some amazing animals.  All images are available for purchase.  Please contact me directly for sizes and prices or visit my Fine Art America site for purchase.


Really happy to announce my image of "Takoda" of Sand Wash Basin is the cover of Texas Journy Magazine for August 2015!

This image is also available in a limited edition print of 250, signed and numbered.  Can be printed on metal, canvas or metallic paper only.  Size 11x14 and larger.  Please email me directly at perfhorsephoto@hotmail.com for more information.



"I saw a child who couldn't walk, sit on a horse and laugh and talk; I saw a child who could only crawl, mount a horse and sit up tall; I saw a child born into strife take up and hold the reins of life; And the same child was heard to say, "Thank you God for showing me the way."

John Anthony Davis

Performance Horse Photography
Specializing in Working Cowhorse, Ranch Horse, Cutting, Reining and Rodeo, canine events and more.
Fine Art Photography of Equine Events, Wild Horses and Wildlife.
Official photographer for:
CoWN Stock Horse Association - 2013, 2014 & 2015
Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association - 2014 & 2015
Slidin' Daze Stock Horse Enterprises - 2014
Western States Cutting Horse Association - 2014
My images have been published in The Quarter Horse Journal, Quarter Horse News, Paint Horse Journal, Performance Horse Magazine and more. 
I have a limited number of open dates left available for 2015.  If your in need of a photographer for your event please contact me directly for scheduling. 
Colorado is full of beautiful settings!  In 2015 I’m offering ranch shoots and portrait photography for high school seniors and families.  Why go to a studio to have photos taken when we can find a gorgeous setting, saddlIO ????KuG?~??3???a{?\Dl?e>??7RD]????n??1???B?nbsp; If you can throw in a herd of cattle and an old ranch house it would be all that more wonderful and challenging.  Please contact me to schedule ranch shoots or your next equine or canine event. 
Thru Wild Eyes also found here on my website is especially important to me.  These images are taken by myself and are where my heart truly lies; with the wild animals we share our lands with.  Unless we start to view how we oversee and take care of these lands and these animals soon the next generations will not be able to experience these wonderful animals like I am so blessed to be able to do.  Portions of all the sales of Thru Wild Eyes Images are donated back to charity in hopes to preserve our wildlife and educate people about them.  Please be sure to see my wild horse images and Thru Wild Eyes while visiting.

Thank you for visiting!

Laura - Performance Horse Photography

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All photos are minimally cropped, edited and have been placed on-line with very low resolution to make uploading for viewing quicker.  When ordering this will be corrected.


All photography on this page is Copyright Performance Horse Photography/Laura Tatum-Cowen and protected by U.S., and International copyright laws.

Photos may not be copied, photocopied, downloaded or reproduced in any manner without my written permission. Any copyright infringement will require me to pursue the matter fully. In addition any transactions may be terminated.

If interested in acquiring license usage rights for any of my images here on Facebook or on my website at
Performancehorsephotography.com, please contact me at perfhorsephoto@hotmail.com