Photography halters are an important tool for equine photographers. How to tell the differences and how to use it?
More than 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. The project “Forgotten Horses” portrays rare and endangered horse breeds, with the goal to raise awareness to disappearing horse breeds and preserve equine diversity.
The horses shown are Schwarzwälder Kaltblut in Germany, Cheval de Vercors de Barraquand in France, Noriker in Czech Republic, Kladruber in Czech Republic, Rottaler in Germany, Pottok in France, Suffolk Punch in Great Britain and Poitevin de Mulassier in France.
My second entry is this image titled “Poésie” which also made it to the jury’s shortlist, which I am very happy about. It is one of my personal favourites of the Haflinger mare Indyana, which I photographed in the Netherlands in 2018.
Horse pictures don’t have it particularly easy at photo awards, but when they do, fiery baroque horses, elegant sport horses or wild mustangs usually make it into the galleries. I am all the more pleased to be able to score points with a “fat Haflinger” of all things 😝
Unconventional and not perfect, this portrait is radiating calmness and a certain poetry. The model is Haflinger mare Indyana with her infinitely long blond mane in the wind.
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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.
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.
In my equine photography journal I will share some insights about my work, reports of my travels and experiences and tools for my horse photography.
My photo made it into the Top 100 shortlist in the category “Portrait” at the Pet Photographer of the Year Award 2021
The first Explorer Day this year was a success with 7 great equine photographers and 10 horses of 3 interesting breeds.