Nothing creates that catalogue look better than a well turned out horse and owner. Hopefully by now you have chosen a location for your shoot, so how are you going to turn your horse out?

Don't worry, I have you covered. Meet Amelia →

(my super talented groom and wonder woman!!) 

Here are some of her top tips for getting your horses shoot ready!

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CLEAN UP

Bathing prior to a shoot will remove dirt, dust and excess grease. Make sure you scrub thoroughly through manes, tails and hooves. If you don't have hot water, then a good hot cloth is the next best thing (especially in colder weather)

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TRIMMING + TIDYING UP

Depending on your horses breed, and the look you are wanting to go for, here are some areas to pay particular attention to:

• MANES + TAILS - pulled or plaited manes and tails give a classy look to any image (BUT don't forget the bridle path and don't use scissors!!!)

• FEATHERS - well trimmed feathers really define the horses legs

• CLIP - if it's clipping season, try clipping 2 or so weeks prior to your shoot, so any harsh lines have time to grow in for a more natural finish. Make sure small cat hairs are taken off under the chin and over the body

• HOOVES - after a good clean, add a splash of hoof oil to give them a healthy glow

•  EYES & NOSE - these areas may require a wipe over before your shoot to remove any dust, dirt or food - this is not a good look in close ups!

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