My kind of shades of grey! I have quite a soft spot for greys and so photographing thoroughbred mare ‘Boots’ and her stablemate ‘Damson’ was a real treat.
‘Boots’ name was originally Bossy Boots because of her bad behaviour. So unmanageable, she had been destined for an unmentionable place before Katie gave her a home. Apparently she still likes to let you know who is boss when she is ridden but the horse I met was so calm, gentle and well behaved that it is hard to believe her naughty past. She has definitely found her happy place and it’s fair to say I’m a bit smitten.
We split our time between the stable-yard and surrounding land alternating our attention between the two horses to give them a rest between locations. I love the mix of alertness and personal moments we managed to capture during this session.
Here are some of my favourites, first up Miss Boots …
I think Boots deserved this cheeky little chomp on some grass before heading back to the stables where pretty Damson was patiently waiting for her turn in front of the camera. She seems to have thoroughly enjoyed being the centre of attention while being photographed!
Most of the time I am looking for pricked ears and relaxed eyes when photographing horses. This last image may not feature pricked ears but I will always enjoy looking back at it. One very relaxed horse enjoying the moment, a moment so special to be able to witness and capture x
Katie has a wonderful way with horses. You can find out more about her Northamptonshire livery, schooling and various other equine services on her website West Barn Equine