With only one day filming available, we constructed a detailed story board so that we could execute all shorts that we needed within the limited daylight hours we were faced with.
Working with large animals was a new one for us - but we knew that horse riders appreciated the same things as mountain bikers - going fast, being outside and a shared camaraderie.
Our approach was to start the film by creating a tension that made collision seem imminent - and really playing into stereotypes. Our black and white approach ensured that this was reflected visually. We then dramatically changed the films tone from menace to jovial, after the two sets off riders had a cordial communication.
For added measure we put in some basic B roll of riders sharing a laugh post filming to further reinforce the message that friction between both parties is the exception, not the rule.