10 Aug Under the Enchantment of Horses
The fascination with horses is world wide. I myself was born with that innate longing. In fact my earliest memories are the sound of horse footsteps on the road in the early hours of the morning as the milkman made his deliveries.
The privilege is mine to have spent the majority of my life with horses. The horses did teach me more than I possibly have taught them. The passion for horse photography has come about because I have back issues which limits my riding capabilities. I hope you enjoy this portfolio of horses who have enchanted me.
Jousting World Championships Lardner Park
A Russian Knight riding a placid grey horse strolls into the Jousting arena. The eyes of the crowd were focused on the other stunning warhorses. The black Friesian and the grey Andalusian. They captivated the crowd with their presence.
As the commentator introduced the Russian Knight the solid grey horse broke into a canter. Every footfall of this horse was a measured movement of conserved effort. This horse fascinated me, I waited patiently for the transformation and that photo.
The Knights readied themselves for battle, saddles, armour, helmets all secure.
The Placid Grey War horse
The squire hands the lance to the Russian Knight and in a split second the placid grey becomes a formidable animal of war. Who would have thought!! I hear the grooms themselves were astonished. The Russian Knight’s ability to connect and bond was inspiring.