Mane Chance Sanctuary

Mane Chance Sanctuary

Some years ago I met the people at Mane Chance Sanctuary. Jenny Seagrove, whose acting I have long admired, set up the charity to help a friend who was no longer able to cope with feeding her animals. Steadily the animals were managed, given away and otherwise safely...

Stars of the past, present and future

Some years ago I had an equine photoshoot that sticks in my mind Kate and her lovely horse Jacob were the subjects of the event, but Murphy the famously naughty black Labrador thought he was the main attraction. Kate runs a lovely yard near the South Coast, and in...

Seamus’s shoot

Seamus is a really nice character, based near Margate, and beloved by Judith Quite pleased with himself Our photoshoot Judith received a gift voucher from her family for a photoshoot with Seamus, she was very excited about this opportunity and various events meant we...
Just back from the 16th Century

Just back from the 16th Century

Italy is my favourite European country Since the 16thcentury a very particular competition has taken place between Italian towns. It’s the Palio of the Balestra (Crossbow) For the past 50 years an additional event has taken place the parade of the Sbandieratori, (flag...

Household cavalry on TV

Did you happen to see the lovely programme on TV about the household cavalry? I was very amused to see the horse riding training episode, where several of the youngsters had enormous difficulty getting onto their horses. Some also fell off as soon as they were asked...

Not so very surprising!

At the Royal Windsor Horse show last week I met a number of old friends, which was not surprising. ‘Horsey people’ gathered together in a common interest like that – it stands to reason doesn’t it? And it’s very much part of what I love...

Spring has sprung!

Spring has arrived in our garden and the daffodils are almost over, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone! I thought you might like to see something that’s not a horse, so here’s a lovely pot of daffodils and tulips bursting forth in harmony on...

More Icelandic horses

I hope you haven’t got fed up with the horses I have been showing you from my trip to Iceland. I have a couple more for you to see. This horse has a delightful expression, a little wistful, wondering look. But what really amuses me is his little beard of...

Not the landscape….

As I have already said I am not a landscape photographer, but somehow in Iceland the light is so remarkable and the scenery so different you kind of can’t help it. I also had a chance to try out someone else’s amazing lens. So here’s an image of a...