Spending a sunny fall day at the Myrddin Equestrian Centre Horse Show was a delightful experience. Surrounded by magnificent horses and their riders, I thoroughly enjoyed myself capturing ‘behind the scenes’ moments, combined with show snippets.
Warming up before a show is more than what the eye can see: it involves getting in emotional and physical synch with the equine partner to co-create a magnificent performance. Human and horse become one breathing engine of focus and powerful intention.
It is a process of continuous energetic fine tuning and adjusting. Not a small task at all. It marvels me each time to see what can be accomplished when such connection is mastered and used towards a successful display of skill.
Being an observer at this show also had me very present in the moment, forgetting everything else and paying full attention to the magic unfolding in front of my eyes and lens.
I loved unleashing my creativity and had tremendous fun working with the beautiful light washing the rolling landscape at Myrddin. I am particularly fond of a few jumping images captured with the intention to depict what I can only image flying with one’s horse must feel like…
I will let the story reveal itself through the visual collection below. I chose to go with more black and white photographs this time around for the eye to focus on what I am passionate about: illustrating the connection between human and horse and what can be accomplished through one of the most significant partnerships history has seen.
One of the highlights at the Myrddin Annual Fun Day was the liberty demonstration held by the talented Lindsey Partridge, founder of Harmony Horsemanship.
and Freestyle winner at the 2016 Retired Racehorse Project. Working with her rescue horse Bowdrie was a display of sheer trust and cooperation as a result of it. Much can be accomplished by humans willing to understand the mind of a horse and open to feeling their immensely loving heart.