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    Weird Photography Question/ Ideas

    I have an older is 28 years old retired Tb. I am going to do a photo shoot with him and my 4 month baby. I really want pictures of him and her together.

    So my question is that his top line is not great. Would it look weird to do the photo shoot with a saddle to hide it? Does it matter? Any other suggestions for the photo shoot?
    Jacobson's Saddlery, LLC
    www.thesaddlefits.com
    Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Fitter

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    Who is going to see the photos? Nonhorsey Granma won't even notice the back, your horsey friends will.

    If it will bother you every time you look at these photos for the next 65 years then certainly a saddle, a saddle pad, or even an artfully draped draped scarf will help preserve your horses' illusion of youth. You can also shoot around the "problem area" and focus on the horse's head and neck.

    It boils down to how you feel about having your horse look old in these photos that are going to otherwise be adorable and framed and sent to all the aunties.

    If it's just age and not actual dkinniness there is also something honest and Noble in showing the horse as he is, 28 is a good old age and you've done well by him, he's like a 90 year old person.

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      #3
      I agree with Scribbler, why hide what your horse is? He's a horse that made it to 28. Don't hide that light under a saddle!

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        #4
        Any good photographer will be able to deemphasize the stuff you don't want focused on. There are too many cute photos out there with kids & horses that don't include the horses' back.
        A proud friend of bar.ka.

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          #5
          Agree with the above; it's your photo, you already know what he looks like.....so not really getting the need to hide a poor topline.

          But....it's September and you live in Nebraska...it must be blanket season already, right!?

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            #6
            Take a look at Bloodhorse's photographic tribute to A.P. Indy:

            https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...a-p-indy-at-30

            You can get some ideas of the angles that flatter and deemphasize the age-related issues.

            As was already mentioned, a good photographer can do wonders, but, heck, as was already mentioned, he is your boy at 28. Good for him, good for you.

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              #7
              A pro or even a good amateur photographer will be able to shoot in a way that you can't even tell - as long as you let them know what you want. That said, I've also seen nice shoots where the horse was fully tacked up with clean, well-fitted tack. As long as you aren't just flinging some gross old saddle on there to hide his back, it should still turn out fine.
              Flickr

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                #8
                Your horse, your photos so only your opinion matters but here are my thoughts - If I had a 28yo horse that I loved the fact that his top line looked like a 28yo horse would not be something that would bother me even slightly. It would be just part of the amazing-ness of his age.

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                  #9
                  A bad photographer can make a gorgeous 8 year old horse look like a fugly mutt especially with a cheap camera that distorts and fisheyes. So a good photographer could probably hide some age related dips just by the angle of the camera.

                  Why not get a range of photos, some with and without the back? Then you can decide which to send to friends and which to keep.

                  Realistically you only have a a few more years with this horse, and once he's gone you will treasure this last photo shoot for his sake as well as for the baby. So make sure you get some good portraits of him too.

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                    #10
                    Maythehorsebewithme Thank you for that link.
                    I loved the pics of AP Indy & his groom
                    So plainly companions, easy in each other's company.
                    Also loved AP in all his scruffy, retired glory.

                    I agree Age is noble.
                    Maybe take shots that don't hide the effects of Time, along with others that camouflage them.
                    You'll have a record of both & may find each has value.
                    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                    Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                    Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                      #11
                      At the end of the day, we can all tell you a low top line on a senior horse is NBD, but they’re your photos. So if you want to cover it up, how about a nice scrim or fleece sheet in a color that matches your human outfits? Or strategically pose so that his top line is hidden by you or his own head/neck, etc.

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                        #12
                        Shoot from the front.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Arlomine View Post
                          Shoot from the front.
                          This horse is, I think, 28 and, while round, doesn’t have much of a topline.
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                          The Evil Chem Prof

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                            #14
                            Thank you all for your thought. It is really helpful!

                            I think the hard part is I remember him from before it is makes me really sad. Also this is going to be the last thing I really do with him. I have made the decision not to put him thought another winter. Everyone thinks he looks very good for his age, but too many concerns to put him though a hard midwest winter.
                            Jacobson's Saddlery, LLC
                            www.thesaddlefits.com
                            Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Fitter

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                              #15
                              sheltona01 {HUGS} Never an easy decision to make
                              But, we do for them, not for us.

                              Still, IIWM, I'd do both shots - hiding the effects of Age & displaying them.
                              You can display (or put away) whichever shot makes you happiest at the time.

                              I have a Hackney Pony who turned 20 in March, so far only graying on his head shows his age, but when he does begin to look it, I think I'd like to remember him both ways.
                              In his 10yo Prime, when I first got him & as an Elder Statesman.

                              My TB I got as a 6yo & when I lost him at 27 he too had grayed & lost topline, but still looked good to me.
                              Not just me, blinded by LUV, I rode him at 25 in a Dressage clinic with a BNT who was shocked at his age.
                              Here he is at 22 - stage left with his "little" (17H+) TWH pal:

                              *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                              Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                              Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                              Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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