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post #1 of 7 Old 06-21-2012, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Getting a great picture of you andyour horse

In my paint horse journal they have the Youth world show program inside it. So they show these really nice photos of these kids with there horses. I always wondered how they get there horses to pose and look awesome in the photo. They even get great outside photos.

When i want a pic of me and my horse...i am always fighting him to keep his head up and not to eat the grass. here are some examples....

I am tryn to keep his head up.

In this picture....he threw his head up in the air

So how do you pose for that awesome picture with your horse?
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-21-2012, 08:46 PM
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I always find it easier to take them away from temptation, if there is no grass at their feet for them to eat then they won't feel the urge to through their head down.
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You could find a nice environment to take your pictures where there isn't grass to distract him. When I'm posing for photos with my horses, I usually have my camera person make noises and talk to the horse so their attention is on them. Sometimes un - posed pictures look just as nice, too!

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I used to subscribe to the Paint journal and even knew a few of the girls in there. If there is grass, it might be photoshopped in. When I showed, we made and ad like that, but no grass. There's always a pro photographer, plus someone holding shiny, distracting objects to hold the horse's attention. My trainer and the parents would even help out. So basically all of the horses that are posed so nicely are VERY interested in something away from the camera.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-21-2012, 09:20 PM
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A broom. LOL They are often stretched out and perked up because someone took a straw broom and shook it at the really gently to get their attention. I have seen it done at AQHA shows. :) These horses are also trained within an inch of being a robot a lot of times.
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-21-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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The only places at our barn that doesnt have grass is in there paddocks. and trust me..thats not a nice place for a picture. :P its just dirt and poo :P

The arena is okay for pictures....but the background isnt nice. So its hard to find a nice environment at our barn to take nice pictures. ::sigh::

Sometimes i wish i could get my trainer to trailer my horse to my house to take some nice pictures. But i live on a cul de sac and i dont think the truck and trailer would be able to make that tight turn. oh well.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-21-2012, 10:48 PM
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Work with your horse on his manners and teach him it's not acceptable to lunge for the grass. Once he learns to stand quietly picture taking will be more enjoyable.
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