Modeling is a tough industry to break into. It’s completely subjective on looks, and getting exposure. It can be a matter of networking, knowing the right people, or just being in the right place at the right time. One also needs to have the right personality, or people just won’t want to work with them.
Well, my man Stu lucked out. He happened to be at the right place (the field where I was doing a photoshoot), meet the right people (the model, and me too, I suppose) and had the personality. He was just so incredibly annoying and wouldn’t leave us alone!
I’m kidding of course, he just loves people. And being the photographer for the photoshoot, I was naturally tickled that he wanted to be involved. He ended up being the only horse that hung around for the shoot, so we got lots of photos with him in them. I am biased, but I think he’s quite a handsome guy.
I’m really excited that my boy will be in promotional photos for Sync Equestrian so I wanted to share them. Do keep in mind that these aren’t mean to be portraits of him, they are intended to show the super cool breeches but I still think he looks so adorable in them.
I had just ridden him before this shoot, so he just got a bath. He’s still a bit damp.
For this photoshoot, we were going for a bit of a fantasy/magical look type look, without going over the top. The breeches are called “Dragon Breeches,” so it seemed fitting. The pants feature rhinestones all down the sides, which glitter in the sunlight and are so seriously stunning. It only took a tiny bit of light to make them pop.
He did such a good job! I’m so proud of my little boy *tear*
After the shoot we were heading back out of the pasture, and we hear hooves behind us. Up comes Stu, still ready for more action.
We were thinking, “aww, how cute!” when he first walked up. Look at him, leaving the herd to walk with us to the gate.
But then he suddenly bolted.
He started bucking so we figured he was just excited. But then we spotted it. Poor man had a horsefly land on him, and was desperately trying to get it off. You can see it in the above photo, but here’s the close up:
When we got close enough again we did knock it off. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to squish it into oblivion, but sometimes I can only do so much. I hate horseflies, such nasty things.
But despite the painful ending to the shoot, it was still really fun before that! Stu did a great job. He’s an excellent model. Now I just need to find him some more modeling jobs. I suppose being a horse he’ll be unable to network, so I’ll have to do it for him. Anyone looking for a tall handsome chestnut to model their latest equestrian wares?