I created this portrait as a sample portrait to show what can be done. here is the original photo I took at a dressage event.
I was impressed by this horses powerful stride and decided to accentuate that in the portrait and make the front of the horse the important part of the painting with the rider secondary. I corrected his head carriage so he wasn’t overbent , raised his foreleg even more and had the girl looking ahead rather than down.
Some closeup details that don’t photograph well in a larger version-