Giselle Moen & Ralph Lauren at In the Irons Equestrian Center in Boerne, TX.
Gigi's Mom, Lacey, reached out to me just prior to Christmas in hopes of gifting her daughter a session for Christmas with her first horse. When I asked her a little more about Gigi and her horse, I realized very quickly that we were absolutely going to be a great fit for a horse & rider session. These two are a match made in heaven. Giselle tells me she picked Eli, her 2014 Appendix gelding, because he's "built just like me physically, has the same personality as me, and he's new to the sport, just like me."
Eli's show name is Ralph Lauren because he came from a polo background. Although they're both new to the whole hunter/jumper thing, he and Giselle have learned so much from their trainer, Baylee Luther, at In the Irons Equestrian Center. Since our session, however, Gigi and Eli have moved on to Russell Equestrian Center in Boerne, TX to train with Jena Halstead (Fun fact: LFP has shot there before, check out Eden & Layla's session). Giselle's goal right now is to build some more trust between the two of them, often just by hanging out together and enjoying each other's company. The longer term goal is to become braver to the scarier-looking jumps.
I may not be an expert, but... something tells me these two goofballs are going to do just fine together.