An Evening equine photoshoot in Ramsden with Emma and her Grey Connemara Jake. Emma had won a competition which Shiralee Swan Photography had run to celebrate the launch of a new product. Winner Emma tells us about Jake Emma has own Jake for 8 years she got him a few days before his 4th birthday.…

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Stunning horse portrait

At shows or Equestrian events, things can be a little rushed although you and your horse are looking your best. You will be concentrating on your class. So your face could be telling a different story. Equine show photographers in Essex do a fabulous job of capturing the moment but a lot of the time…

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Philippa and Pie by Shiralee Swan

Equine Photo Shoot with Philippa & Pips Pie Photographing this pair was pure joy as I have known Philippa and Pie for many many years. They used to be members of the same Pony Club in Essex as my children. Pips Pie is Philippa’s beautiful little piebald pony who is known for her days of…

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Merlin is one of Basildons much loved OAP pony This now OAP pony Merlin became part of Mia’s life when she was 8/9 years old. Merlin the OAP or  Ole Fossil as he is fondly called is a young 30-year-old pony. Mia and Merlin’s live together started with Mia being the part loaner of Merlin.…

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Horse photographer Shiralee Swan

Abby and Freddie have been a team for many years. Abby got Freddie 9 years ago when he hadn’t been out of horse racing very long. When Abby went to view Freddie he was rideable but he didn’t have a lot of trust in people, he was scared and very underweight. He definitely wasn’t the…

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Very old horse Marley

Marley’s field roll was a very important one In his twilight years, Marley was the field anchor to many young horses. Marley was field anchor to many young horses, including two of mine. ‘Field anchor’ is also called ‘Field nannies’ they don’t have to be mares just retired older horses. Young horses should have a…

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A full clipped dressage horse doing a canter exercise over poles

Older Riders We Are Older Than Teenagers. Being an Older Rider myself, I understand what may seem like a little goal to some can be a major achievement to us. Trotting poles and across poles can be as big in our minds as a showjumper coming down to a 1.20 oxer Older Riders Rallies are…

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Grace with her chestnut gelding Cooneen Lad

A Snowy Equine Photoshoot One very cold and snowy weekend in March I traveled to Hockley in Essex to do a Snowy Equine Photoshoot. We where on our way to a little yard, that I have never been to before. In fact I missed the turning and had to ring for directions. On arriving at the…

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Tilly with her beautiful bay gelding Higgins

A remember Me photoshoot with Tilly and Higgins in the beautiful Essex countryside, I had the pleasure of photographing this brave young lady, Tilly with her bay gelding Higgins. I was honoured to capture these memories for Tilly and her family to keep for years to come. We had a look around the farm and…

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