Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

EARNING TRUST

“Any real, beautiful thing in this world shouldn’t be tamed or claimed or broken. It should be allowed to be, worked with, not against, appreciated.”

― Carly Kade, In The Reins

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

I recently visited a farm in order to plan a future photoshoot with 6 very special horses, I needed to take a couple of test shots and took the opportunity to try out my new Canon EOS 80D DSLR. I’m delighted to report that it didn’t disappoint, I have a good feeling I’m going to love using my new camera!

During this fortuitous visit I witnessed and photographed one of the most beautiful scenarios of my life; that of a patient and gentle man earning the trust of a highly sensitive 2 month old colt.

The whole experience took almost 3 hours, I was so transfixed with the beauty and reverence of it all, it felt as though a mere 30 minutes had passed.

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

There were no harsh words or cruel gestures, no violent touching or grabbing – just gentle coaxing.

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
― George MacDonald

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, these men were known as Whisperers.”

― Nicholas Evans, The Horse Whisperer

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

The other 4 leggeds watched the proceedings with interest…

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

The fat Welsh pony and her foal paid no mind at all and partook instead in a satisfying mutual grooming session.

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

“One of the strongest loves I’ve ever witnessed is the love a mother has for her child.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Return of a Queen

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”
― Alice Walker

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

“Horses were never wrong. They always did what they did for a reason, and it was up to you to figure it out.”
― Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

Things are getting interesting…

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

Indeed they are…

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

“He’s of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger…. he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts.”
― William Shakespeare, Henry V

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

“I understood then, with absolute certainty, that the
ability of the horse to sense emotion, energy and spirit is
beyond what most of the human world realises. This is why
their impact on us can be so instant, so consistently
positive, so transformational.”
― Pam Billinge, The Spell of the Horse

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

 

“If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that horses do listen to you. They may not have a clue what you’re saying, but they know the tone in which you say it. I’ll sing to horses so hooked on their own nerves they’re ready to climb into the sky, and sometimes it’s one of the only things that keep them on the ground.”
― Mara Dabrishus, Stay the Distance

 

Equine photographer Knysna, Horse photographer Sedgefield

“Sometimes it’s not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.”
― Richard Paul Evans, Lost December

All the best,

Moira

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