How to Prepare your Horse for your Session

How to Prepare your Horse for your Session

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

  • Polish hooves

  • 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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