Check lists are basically the foundation of my entire life. When preparing for your session there's so many things to take into account, so hopefully this check list helps make your life easier when getting your horse ready for your photoshoot!
Get your horse ready before you get you ready!!
Bathe your pony
Band/braid their mane and forelock and add their fake tail in
Lunge the pony a few hours before the shoot, this is very important
Clean any white spots or socks
Clip bridle path, whiskers, eyes, ears, and fetlocks
Make sure the barn is swept, clean, and tidy
Pick their feet out so they don't get dirt or shavings on the clean aisle way
Get your hair and makeup done
Spot clean your horse
Spray your horse down with lots of fly spray and ear fly protectant
Bring clear face grease to oil up their nose and eyes for their individual shots. Don't use black because it could stain your clothes! Baby oil works great too.
Grab a bag with rags, baby wipes, baby oil, fly spray, hair spray, hair brush, body brush, bands, hoof pick, treats, water, makeup powder, lipstick, blotting paper, lint roller, and any other necessities to bring to each spot during your session
I hope these few tips help keep you organized when getting ready for your equestrian photo session!
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