A couple of weekends ago we finally got to make this shoot happen. It had been on the cards for a while, but what with a whole lot of life getting in the way, and then Millie chipping a bone in her ankle (amazingly non-horse riding related!) it just hadn’t quite come to fruition.
It was a last minute decision on the day to go out whilst we still could, before all of the golden grounds are ploughed for the winter. This was how it started on location:
It wasn’t quite what we were hoping for, but the girls sat it out in the trailer at the parking point whilst I watched on closer to our shooting location, waiting for the patch of blue sky to come to us! About 15 minutes later, I got a Whatsapp of Franks tacked up and gazing across the fields and the shoot was on.
Sarah and Franks have been together for a long time, and you wouldn’t imagine that he’s the same horse that she was told wouldn’t be able to do much 10 years ago. Sarah has put in a lot of time and lessons to learn how to teach him to move correctly, and it has truly paid off. After a recent dressage holiday, Sarah came home inspired and raring to go. Franks has been returning to his fancy dressage moves, and is currently very proud of his developing Spanish Walk! He’s also very good at sniffing out pocket treats and loves a good pocket snuffle, but you just can’t say no!
Millie has had Bailey for a couple of years now, and has already done a lot of work with him. As a 5 year old he had done some showjumping, and was used to being ridden out on his own. He’s had to learn to share his space and trust Millie and other horses out with him. He has a cheeky attitude, is a natural born poser, and even managed to smile for the camera whilst cantering across the stubble field. Now there’s a talent! We were also very lucky to get this shoot in before Bailey injured his foot, as he has since been in on box rest, and only been back out for a few days. Thankfully he’s on the mend, and hopefully Millie will be back in the saddle very soon.
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