Some weeks ago I was approached by the owner my stables asking me whether I’d be okay with Qrac taking part in a fashion photo-shoot with Fémina, a Swiss magazine. The magazine had called him the previous day to talk about the project; the photo-shoot would have an equestrian theme, and they needed to a couple of nice horses for their model to pose with.
I love fashion magazines, so was excited and agreed immediately.
So, a few weeks later the photographic crew arrived. They were incredibly lucky with the weather as they got one of the few sunny days we’ve had since, well, I don’t know when. The weather has been atrocious since last October over here in Switzerland. It’s almost June, yet the forecast for this coming weekend is snow down to 700 metres, with rain and wind and shivery temperatures for everyone below. Yippedy skippedy. And I have a show on Saturday. But that will be another exciting tale to tell!
Anyway, the crew settled into the saddle/coffee room of the stables and spent the first three hours or so doing the model’s makeup and hair. Then they went outside and took some photos of her looking all pouty and seductive while leaning against the barn door, a saddle by her side. Again, this took forever; I’d already had time to ride Qrac, clean my tack, and down umpteen cups of coffee before they were even close to ready to move on to photographing the model with my horse.
But eventually it was Qrac’s turn to face the camera. I was a little concerned he might be worried about the giant light reflectors and other photographic paraphernalia the crew was lugging around; I’ve mentioned before that he’s not the bravest horse on the planet, but the only eyelids batting were the model’s. Qrac seemed to enjoy posing with this pretty young blonde, and I was very proud of him.
The editorial finally came out the weekend before last, and I got a real kick out of opening the magazine and seeing my horse looking absolutely fabulous!
Don’t you think he looks handsome?! Have your horses ever been photographed for a magazine or an advertisement for something?