Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

equine portrait session | young ‘uns | sedgefield garden route

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

It’s no secret I have a HUGE soft spot for animals but dogs, cats and horses are at the top of that list. I absolutely LOVED photographing this equine session, the light was perfect and the subjects were gorgeous;  4 horses, 4 youngsters, 1 sunset and plenty of love to go around.

It makes soul drool when I get to photograph the beautiful connection between a human and an animal and double kudos to the parents who bring their children up with a love and respect for all animals, four legged, winged ones and crawling ones.

Enough of my waxing lyrical! Instead, here are some beautiful quotes to go along with my favourite images from the session.

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in 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

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in 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

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

This next image is a funny one, when I want the horses ears to come forward I have Mr T play a horse whinny sound effect, sometimes the horses whinny back.

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

“He moved like a dancer, which is not surprising; a horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as if it always hears music.”
― Mark Helprin, Winter’s Tale

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

“Sadie had been taking lessons for over a year, and she still learned something each and every time she rode.”
― Valerie Ormond, Believing in Horses, Too

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

“He left his hoofprints burnt into my heart”
― Berneen Vidra

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

 

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

“There is much we can learn from a friend who happens to be a horse.”
― Aleksandra Layland, Bind Not the Heart: A Windflower Saga Novella

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

“First, no other animals have the same mirroring effect as horses, meaning they will mirror humans’ emotions. Second, they are not judgmental or biased. And third, they live within a social structure, their herds, much the same as we do.”
― Valerie Ormond, Believing in Horses, Too

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

“Heaven is high and earth wide.If you ride three feet above ground than other men, you will know what that means.”
― Rudolf C. Binding

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

Garden Route photographer moi du toi sunset equine photo shoot session with teenagers and horses in Sedgefield

“There is no better place to heal a broken heart than on the back of a horse.”
― Missy Lyons, Cowboys Don’t Sing

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