You may think that, as a horse photographer, holidays would be about taking a break from the camera. While that’s sometimes the case, I do love to travel with my camera and to meet some amazing equines.
I recently went to the Spanish island of Majorca for a week of visiting horse breeders based around the island. There are several small breeders based around the island, producing some fabulous Pura Raca Espanhola (PRE) horses, including Yecuada de la Iglesia, Marion Hackner, Son Menut and Can Conet. It was a joy to meet them and to photograph their beautiful horses. There were some truly wonderful stallions too.
Iberian horses are a passion of mine – both the PREs and the wonderful Lusitanos of Portugal. My first book, Cavalo – of which a few copies are still available – is a photographic celebration of Iberian horses, and I love their beauty and spirit along with their joyful exuberance, athleticism and energy. In fact, while photographing for the book I fell for these horses so much that I bought my own Lusitano gelding!
I also met some adorable young Mallorquin horses, a rare breed indiginous to the island. They stand at around 15hh, pure black and only around 250 of them exist. The young colts were incredibly playful and inquisitive, and the mares were kind and very friendly.
So here are just a few of the images from my wonderful week in Majorca. These are all are available as limited edition prints along with the 20 images chosen especially for my website gallery. Please do contact me if you’d like more information. Of course as well as offering prints for sale, I’m also available for commissions in the UK and you can read my views on why to invest in bespoke horse photographer here.
It was an honour, as a horse photographer, to meet so many beautiful equines. I hope you enjoy the pictures.