Wonderful Horsemanship

May 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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I am honoured to introduce Caroline, and her wonderful homebred 7 year old Appaloosa Indie. Caroline has had a long standing interest in Natural Horsemanship, and I hope that her deep passion for this, her horses, their psychology and their behavior, is reflected in my collection of photographs of the two of them. After the photo-shoot, I rode Indie myself; the experience was exceptionally memorable and unique. I felt like Indie was watching me like a hawk, and responded to my every movement with the reflexes and sensitivity of a small fish on a coral reef. For the duration of the ride, Indie had me in her presence. We progressed through start, stop, walk, trot, shoulder-in, and hindquarter-in. If I asked her correctly, she performed the movement I asked for. If my communication was not presently clearly, the movement was not delivered. Indie was understandably unforgiving of my less than polished riding skills, but I loved every minute and I think she appreciated Caroline all the more afterwards.

Ground Skills

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Liberty

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Riding

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All the photos were taken in Manual Mode using my Nikon d300s and Nikon VR 70-200mm lens. The 35mm equivalent focal length is 50% higher than those stated, due to the sensor of the d300s having a crop factor of 1.5.


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