Risk Level: Not at risk
After weeks of planning and then hoping, I was finally able to run an Explorer event again. Due to the pandemic, I was not able to stick to my original plans in the past year and therefore had to cancel some Explorer events. I was all the more pleased that it was finally possible to get together again and spend a beautiful summer day with like-minded photographers and horse lovers.
We were guests at the Dainzhof in Cochem on the Moselle, the home of the only Marwari stud in Germany and also of magnificent Percheron and Belgian draft horses.
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After having met, being introduced to each other, the horses and the locations, we finally started with the biggest horses: Rudi and Ramses, two giant black Percherons (187 and 193 cm!) are a perfect team. They don’t like to be alone, but together they can do anything. Galloping across the paddock, for example, gave me wonderful double portraits and action pictures. And I’m a big fan of heads like the one of Ramses (in front).
In a second session we brought the Belgian draft horses Eppolino and Filinchen to the forest to shelter from the sun. The two of them are the most adorable couple!
Impressive Heavy Horses were the first highlight. The second highlight of the day were the only Marwari horses in Germany. We were happy to photograph this interesting breed in different situations, gender and age. The sweet little foal Oskar with his mother Tejrup, as well as the impressive stallions Rajmaiur and Alamgur, who offered us some action shots. The young colt Jadoo and the mare Ballyka were great portrait models too with their unique markings and coats.
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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