The October 2016 issue of Horse Illustrated features stunning portraits of senior horses captured by photographer Lauren Blaha. We asked Blaha to share how she got those shots.
To achieve a variety of poses with horses, I arm myself, an assistant, and the horse’s owner with plenty of patience and plenty of peppermints. I use a basic knowledge of the animals’ conformation, breed, and discipline to inform what poses are most appropriate and flattering for him. Safety and patience are always paramount, so we take lots of little breaks to walk – a horse’s personality shines brightest when you are able to achieve balance between contentedness and interest.