As I look back at everything that happened before and during my trip to Jamaica, I can say it was synchronicity at play. Many things came together in a way that makes me think of magic.
I am sure it is, by now, pretty obvious that I love horses. And I travel the world to meet them in unique locations and write stories about them. This is how I stumbled upon a wonderful place close to Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica, the resort Jana and Darren got married at. Braco Stables is a beautiful equine operation offering horse back riding in the St Anne parish area. Under great management, the Braco horses are healthy, fantastic looking and sweet natured. Knowing I was going to spend time there, I asked Jana and Darren if they would be interested in a ‘trash the dress’ session at the stables. Luckily they both love horses and they responded to my suggestion with great excitement.
The rest is…what you see below. I do not quite have words that can do enough justice to the feeling of gratitude I experience every time I recall the hours spent together: us, the horses, the ocean.
I may have similar chances in the future. But this absolutely unique adventure will stay in my heart as a first of its kind.
Jana and Darren, thank you again for playing along with so much nonchalance, which made everything flow…enjoy these images and memories for a very long time. Hugs, Manuela.