I arrived at Dawn’s yard by Penshaw Monument on the most beautiful Autumnal day. Dawn introduced me to her ever so handsome Clydesdale cross, Pepsi. Pepsi looked so smart, sporting his new clip and looking very pleased with himself that he had managed to stay quite so clean! Dawn told me how she has owned 20 year old Pepsi since he was just two. He came over from Ireland and she fell in love with his kind eye and sweet nature and had to take him home.
Over the years they have enjoyed doing a bit of everything together. Pepsi loves anything to do with speed – Dawn said pleasure rides are not so pleasurable because of this, but everything else is great fun! They now spend the majority of their time as happy hackers, making the most of the absolutely gorgeous hacking around their yard.
The scenery was just breath taking – we had a lovely wooded area to play with, which was covered in a blanket of golden leaves. There were trees, fallen logs and long tracks which all photographed beautifully. The sun was low in the sky and was peeking through the leaves. Pepsi and Dawn had such a gorgeous bond which meant we were able to try out a lot of different shots and poses, adding some variety to their photos.
We then rounded up the shoot with some mounted photos, before heading back to the stables to put Pepsi to bed after a fun afternoon of being a pony-model! Thank you for inviting me to your place to photograph the two of you – it was such a pleasure meeting you both.
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