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29 January 2013

Of last hurrahs, and final portraits

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.
 



















3 comments:

  1. So much truth in that old saying "The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a (wo)man/(human).'

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  2. Such a beauty. Great shame he was taken so early. Hopefully his babies will do him proud.

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  3. You really captured his power and magnificence! What a loss...

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