Today I was lucky enough to spend time photographing the lovely Hollie and her beautiful Pony, Connie. I arrived bright and early at the stables in Penarth ( www.downsside.co.uk ) to try and avoid the scattered showers scheduled for the day ahead. The centre was a hive of activity with many horses going out on countryside walks to the adjacent Cosmeston lakes. I have always found photographing horses and their owners such a pleasurable experience, once you have gained a horse’s trust they slowly relax and show their true personality. I love to capture the true relationship between the horse and owner and give them space to be themselves for me to photograph the true connection. Connie behaved so well and loved the opportunities for a canter in the Autumnal air. Here are a few images from the shoot. Thank you Hollie and Connie for a lovely walk in the countryside on a fresh sunny Saturday morning.