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Equestrian Photography | Al Madam Stables | Sharjah, UAE

Horses with all their grandeur, beauty and elegance, also have very distinct and individual personalities.  Developing a rapport with these emotionally complex animals is the first step I take when it comes to equestrian photography.  It takes time to bring out their playfulness, and often to make them feel safe I stand with the horses, petting them, talking to them, trying my best to instill confidence and show my appreciation of them.  Since the language barrier is a bit tricky, I try hard to put the horse(s) at ease using different strategies before even picking up my camera.  And in the end with a little luck, I may even be able to extract a smile here or there…