Stop horsing around: Get your shots down....
Here is a link to a quick clip of video that I flew out for a client to do this past weekend in Southern California:
It is key to establish shots with five main components (if possible) which are contained in this clips:
1. Hands (tight): trainer's hands, could be much tighter...
2. Face (tight): horse face
3. Hands and face together (medium)
4. Over the shoulder (medium)
5. Something else
If there is confusion on what shots are what here is a good list to go by:
USE PRIMES LENSE- NO ZOOM!!
I enjoy using my 50mm f1.4 lens to capture great depth of field but it is also useful in low light situations.
Use a 24mm f2.8 lens for all my wide angle shots.
In adjacent to those shot types you must establish character, emotions, reactions and also you must maintain orientation to your subject- follow the 180-degree rule which you can read up on here: