Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Why don't you start photographing eventing?
They have the showjumping and the dressage... but they also have the cross country. From a picture point of view, there is a lot more variety like trees, natural jumps, mud, rain, hills, water etc.
To me, pictures that I like are the moments where the horse and rider are in unison. It's not all the time, most of the time it seems the rider is trying to ask for something and the horse is trying to give it. But sometimes it is as though they match up and for a brief second they are in the same place, feeling the same thing.
When I did jumping I found that moment was two or three strides before a jump, where both me and the horse stopped trying to do things and were just going on towards the jump, ready for it.