One for the road
I very much enjoyed your article ‘Taking the Reins’ (The N-Photo Apprentice, issue 39). I am a keen horse rider and I enjoy taking horse-related photographs at shows and in riding schools. I was shocked to see in the photographs that at no time did the rider wear a hard hat. This article could encourage other photographers and riders, and even children, to copy the points from the article. Also the model had long hair that was not tied up. Hard hats and hair nets are worn when riding a horse because no matter how good the horse is, a horse’s behaviour is unpredictable and very serious accidents have occurred even when the horse is standing still. Pamela Digby, via email Thank you for raising this, Pamela – safety is something every photographer needs to be aware of, whatever the subject or location. We’ll certainly bear your advice in mind on any future shoots we do involving horses.