Risk Level: at risk
Local Risk Level: Critical
Listed by DAD-IS
Rare and endangered horse breed
Fresh powder snow and sunlight, this was seriously the first time for me! It might sound silly, but as horse photographer you don’t always get lucky to have such perfect conditions for a photo session. Especially, since in the past years we have less snow in the winter, or sometimes even too much so horses can’t move anymore. For once I was at the right time at the right place!
For this tiny winter tour I went to meet again the Black Forest horses of the Blattert family: they are one of the few breeders who have the very rare bay and black horses within the breed. First we took pictures of the mare herd in the snow, then of the only living black Black Forest horse, the stallion Ramos.
The conditions couldn’t be more perfect for a sleigh ride through the Black Forest Winter Wonder Land. If you ever visit the Black Forest, I can highly recommend the same in winter (January / February) or a drive with the carriage during the rest of the year. Contact Helmut Faller of the Black forest horse breeding association for details.
Let us escape on an exciting journey full of horse photography, beautiful places and great people. My Explorer events can be one-day adventures or extend to large expeditions. With changing destinations and themes we will never be bored. You have the choice, I would be happy to welcome you.
Almost 60% of our equine breeds are endangered or have a vulnerable status with such small populations, that their destiny often depends on the selfless commitment of individual persons. It is my mission now to explore rare and endangered horse breeds and to raise awareness by giving them a new platform and to preserve equine diversity.
This is a horse breed gallery to show the horses of the world I have photographed for my projects Forgotten Horses and Free Horses, as well as during my other photographic actives, events and travels.
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