Meet Ansi. Owned by Kiki the golden retriever and Rival the horse. Every photographer’s dream brief: ‘Please get some creative family pawtraits of me, my horse and my golden retriever together. But the dog is terrified of the horse. Oh, and the horse is in training to be bit-less, so there will be no bridle or any other physical way to control him.’ Plus, Ansi loves vivid colour, and the day we scheduled the shoot was dreary and overcast until the very last minute, by which time, Kiki had stolen all of Rival’s carrots. But somehow we managed. More than managed. The pics are magical. Sometimes a good challenge is exactly what a photographer needs. By Leanne Russell Williams.