One for the road

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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.

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