I visited Hannah and her two heavenly horses, Dougal and Paddy, in May at her yard at home. Hannah has had Dougal for many years and you can see the cheeky character immediately in this jolly grey and the close connection these two have. Hannah’s second horse, Paddy, had actually only been with Hannah for a week at the time of the shoot, but unbelievably the bond between these two was very apparent, even within a very short time of knowing each other. Paddy constantly checked with Hannah that he was standing in the right place and doing the right thing, where as Dougal was slightly more opinionated about his positioning.
I photographed both horses in and around the ‘Pearce’s’ home, including the glorious bridge at the back of the house over the river and through-out Heather and Johns exceptional gardens. We even managed to leave the lawn looking just as good as we found it.
We then took a little trip down the road to the ford and had a real play in the water and over the 2nd bridge of the day.
The whole family were incredibly inviting and I had such fun with these guys. Here are just a few of my favourites from Hannah, Paddy and Dougal’s set of images.