Last week I took a trip over to visit Cerys and her beautiful boy, Cosch, after she booked the shoot that her (obviously very lovely) boyfriend had purchased for her for Christmas.
Cerys has owned Cosch for a couple of years now, and it’s safe to say that they’ve had their ups and downs. Coschinski is an eight year-old Dutch Warmblood and he just has the most photogenic, pretty little face. The camera absolutely adored him.
Cerys bought Cosch to compete at dressage and together they won the unaffiliated novice league, at Codham Park, last year, so this year, they are trying their hand at affiliated dressage.
However, last year, their adventures came to a grinding halt when Cosch began to show signs of discomfort in his back. Cerys wasn’t sure what was wrong and no specialists seemed any the wiser.
After many tests, trips to and from Newmarket, sleepless nights and countless second, third, forth opinions, Cosch is now sound and back in full work, making a miraculous turnaround, against the odds.
“My boyfriend bought me the shoot for Christmas, and at the time I couldn’t actually ride Cosch, because of his back problems. So I feel very lucky to be where I am with him now,” Cerys tells me.
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable evening scouting locations at the beautiful, peaceful farm, where Cerys keeps Cosch, and ambling around the quiet country lanes to the bluebell wood, on my visit.
Cerys and Cosch were such a lovely pair to photograph, full of smiles and cuddles. And I think Cosch particularly enjoyed cantering around the big open field. I’m pretty sure that, and the treats that acted as bribery, were his favourite parts.
Thank you Cerys, for having me and for a lovely evening. Wishing you both the very best of luck and much success, now that Cosch is fighting fit and ready to go, again.
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