From watching high quality television, E News, and Reality TV, I have gathered that models can be high maintenance. I thought this only applied to beautiful women, but boy was I wrong!
I had the brilliant idea to use my horses for my engagement pictures (after all, they are my family!). I was picturing in my head all of the stunning pictures I saw on Pinterest or in the SmartPak catalog, so I spent the entire month prior planning my outfits and making sure my horses’ coats shined like diamonds. I skipped my beauty sleep and woke up super early the morning of the photo shoot to clip, groom, bathe, groom again, pull mane, and apply gallons of Show Sheen and conditioners to both of my horses. Keeping in mind that both of my guys are “Steady Eddys” and are always so well behaved, I wasn’t worried about their behavior and just kept picturing myself riding across the pasture with my hair blowing in the breeze.
Well, even the best-laid plans can go awry. They must have known it was their time to shine because they were both out of control, prancing and whinnying to their friends in the field and making sure they covered every inch of my new outfit in slobber. Leroy was so full of himself that I was only able to snag a few pictures before he decided that it was time to call it a day and focus his energy on getting to his pasture pals as fast as possible. I asked my fiancé to give me a leg up onto my other horse Buster, who is a senior citizen mind you, and he was so slippery from all of the grooming and conditioning that I flew off the other side of him and landed in the dirt. He then proceeded to take off back to the barn to finish his supper.
Even though I didn’t quite get the glamorous shots that I was imagining, I did get several blooper shots that tell some pretty amazing stories!