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Betsy Bird, and her dog, Nitro posed on couch. Betsy is a horse and pet photographer in Tennessee

Betsy Bird is an equestrian and horse photographer who has built a successful photography business while simultaneously raising a challenging family. She specializes in workflows, goal setting, building your personality into your brand, work/life balance, and, of course, horse photography.

Available for:


Workshop Leader

Podcast Guest

Remote / Face-to-Face Interviews

Guest Blogging / Articles



United States



“I don’t know how to describe it. Betsy is simultaneously professional and your new best friend. It’s weird. People just gravitate to her.”


Betsy Bird of Ride the Sky Equine Photography spends her days doing insane things to make horses look at her. Clearly, she’s desperate for attention.

Outside of acting like a total weirdo, she invests in growing her business, hanging with her favorite dog, Nitro, mentoring aspiring and established photographers, dealing with her teenagers’ angst, and planning her next big wheels-up adventure.

Betsy is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). She serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee (PPETN) and on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association (TNPPA). She is also a professional member of the Equine Photographers Network.

Along with her co-author, Cara Taylor Swift, Betsy literally wrote the book on posing horses and humans. The book, Equine & Equestrian Photography Poses that Sell, was published in 2024 and is available on Amazon.

Betsy’s award-winning work has been featured in a variety of publications and is found throughout homes and stables in the United States. She is also been featured on The Business Animal Podcast, The Profitable Photographer with Luci Dumas, The Focal Points Podcast with Dorie Howell, Cowgirls with Cameras, Scenic Trend, Chatter Magazine, and the Chattanoogan to name a few.

Betsy has a strong background in entrepreneurship, marketing, building a brand, goal setting, and workflows that work for business. She also has a lot of experience in training and empowering others.


Betsy Bird of Ride the Sky Equine Photography

“Betsy has a unique toolbox of experiences that can speak to a wide variety of individuals.”


Presentation Topics:


The Art of Horse Photography for Non-Equine Photographers

In-Person Sales

The Productivity Powerhouse: Customizing AI to Uplevel your Marketing Game

The Productivity Powerhouse: AI Unleashed

Productivity Powerhouse: Build your Business by Working Smarter, not Harder

Putting the YOU in your Business Brand




Betsy has brought her humorous and conversational approach to many organizations over the years. Using humor and storytelling, she delivers practical tips and tricks that participants can apply to their own lives right away. Think of it as a crash course in awesomeness.


Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive in, because these workshops are all about getting the job done. No fluffy lectures or theoretical nonsense here. Just hands-on, practical knowledge that will elevate your skills in no time. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a weekday hustler, these workshops will have you leaving with the tools you need to crush your goals.

Podcasts Interviews, Articles, and Guest Blogging

As a guest blogger, podcast guest, and article writer, she’s got a knack for injecting wit and humor into any topic you throw her way. With a broad range of interests and passions, she’s sure to bring a fresh perspective and some much-needed entertainment to your content.

“She’s entertaining, engaging, and just plain likable.”

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