How to Prepare for an Equine Portrait Session

Updated: Dec 19, 2019



Preparing for an equine portrait session such as a black background or a horse and rider session can be nerve wracking, especially if you've never done it before. Thankfully it is pretty easy to prepare for a session, here are a few quick tips to help you make the most out of your session.


Clean horse:

  • Brush head to toe

  • Completely dry coat

  • No poop, mud, or green stains

  • Wipe eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Mane and forelock brushed out and straight

  • Tail brushed out

  • Brush hooves instead of using hoof polish

  • Braids: neat and professionally looking

  • Avoid using any makeup on your horse, it will likely end up on your clothes

  • If you usually use oil on your horse's face and ears, only use half of what you usually use.

Clean tack:

  • No dirt or dust

  • Shiny and wiped bit

  • Clean stirrups and girth (as needed)

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