I often wonder if love is a bit like life. It is a strong emotion, that can withstand many obstacles and all sorts of wrongs. Yet there will come a time when something pushes your love for something, or someone, beyond the boundaries that can be maintained and causes it to break. I think life is much the same.
This was a final portrait of Arrowfield Stud's beautiful young stallion Beneteau (Redoute's Choice - Slice of Paradise). He was put down, due to a neurological problem, on 9 January 2013. I photographed him for the last time in early December 2012. I always liked the horse, and had photographed him since he went through the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. I felt his loss keenly as well. These images would effectively be the last ones taken of him. He had left lovely foals too.