Equine Photography

Evening Equine photoshoot in Ramsden

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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Equine photography takes time.

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 & Pips Pie – Equine Photoshoot, Essex

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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Photoshoot with OAP Pony Merlin in Basildon

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…

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Older horse photoshoot with Abby and Freddie

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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Marley from show jumper to field anchor

Very old horse Marley

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

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Older Riders Rally are back

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 and Cooneen Lad Snowy Equine Photoshoot

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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Remember Me with Tilly and Higgins

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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