Another day, another beautiful set of ponies to photograph. This time, Sherrie and I went to visit Lindsay and her varied selection of horses, over in Little Baddow. Lindsay and other half, Steve, rent the most beautiful private yard, for their little herd and we even had a cute little summer house to turn into our very own hair and make-up salon. Sherrie, don’t say I don’t spoil you! 😉
Steve purchased a makeover shoot gift voucher for Lindsay for Christmas, but she wanted to wait until late in the summer to book a date because shortly after Christmas, Lindsay discovered that she was pregnant. And just six weeks ago, little Rosie arrived!
Coincidentally, running with the theme of Yummy Mummies, Lindsay’s cremello Welsh x Hackney mare, Annie, was also found to be in foal at the same time. And just a week after Rosie’s arrival, the family also introduced Annie’s baby, Raine, into the world. How lovely that Rosie and Raine will grow up together, just one week apart. But what a stressful week that must have been!
Raine is by Lindsay’s stunning stallion, Willow. Willow is a flashy twenty-two year-old Friesian cross Morgan. He has been passed from pillar to post and eventually landed on his feet with Lindsay and Steve, who have promised him a home for life. Lindsay warned me that he a was a bit of a lazy toad and that we might not get much out of him, but he was delighted to be able to show off for the camera.
Little Blue also got in on the action. He is a five year-old Welsh Sec A. He has done lots of showing with Lindsay and is now on the search for a little jockey to get him out and about under saddle, whilst Rosie takes her time growing into him.
And lastly, but very definitely not least is coloured traditional, Polly. Polly previously belonged to Steve’s Nan and Lindsay had her on loan, which is actually how the couple came to meet. Lindsay has owned Polly for thirteen years now and they have done a bit of everything together. It is clear that Polly is Lindsay’s special girl, whilst Annie is more Steve’s pony.
I really love that the whole family is involved in caring for these horses and I have no doubt that baby Rosie will follow in her Mummy’s footsteps. Thank you, guys for a really lovely afternoon in the sunshine. And as always, to Sherrie, for making our models look and feel a million dollars!
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