Equine Photography, Equestrian Event Photography, Canine Photography. Fine Art Photography.

Prepare for an Equine Shoot

14th September 2020

WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE?

EQUINE

HOW DO I PREPARE MY HORSE FOR A HORSE & RIDER PORTRAIT SESSION? 

Manes and tails can be left loose, clean, brushed and tidy. With some horses, though braiding can look better. Personal preference of your choice to match the style of your session and a clean leather halter or bridle makes a huge difference. 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY HORSE FOR A BLACK BACKGROUND SESSION?

Groom your horse to show quality. Dirt and dust on your horse will appear in highly detailed photos, like these. Hooves polished, mane and tail brushed, a clean leather halter or bridle and a dark lead line (which will be edited out) make a huge difference. It is also worth having the saddle cleaned and ready, if chosen for a photo preference. 

WHAT IF MY HORSE MISBEHAVES DURING THE PHOTOSHOOT?

The key to a great photoshoot is patience. If your horse can be a little nervous or full of energy without exercise, we suggest lunging or riding the morning of the shoot. This will usually take the edge off this and settle him or her ready for the session. We will give your horse breaks to walk around.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? 

If the rain gets too much we simply have to reschedule for another day. Nearer the date of the session, I monitor the weather reports like a hawk and will keep you up to date with regards to the schedule.