Ruth is an equine, dog and widlife photographer based in the Lake District, UK. She is currently working on a project documenting the native equine breeds of Britain and Ireland. Ruth is from rural Cumbria, where she grew up with native breeds and seeing the semi-feral Fell ponies out on the various Lake District fells. She studied zooarchaeology with some focus on British horse breeds and their history with people.
She is a huge advocate of using native ponies for grazing projects such as conservation and rewilding, with an extensive “pony network” to fall back on. Ruth interacts and photographs numerous herds of native breeds, and has an understanding of their behavior and habits that only comes from years of experience. Ruth started the Hidden Hoofbeat of Britain & Ireland project to help promote and save our rare, and very special, equines