Allure Fashion Shoot with Zulu and Gigi Hadid

We had a fun day on set working with the incredible photographer Patrick Demarchelier for Allure under the Queensboro bridge in NYC.  Gigi is an avid horsewoman and loved working with the gorgeous Lusitano, Zulu.  Check out the behind the scenes film of our day on set.


Training Actors to Ride

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This past spring, Cari Swanson trained me for a western I starred in for Sony/MGM pictures, entitled The Magnificent Seven. Throughout every step of this process, Cari was professional, gentle in nature, patient, kind. She treated her horses as an equal, with respect. I found that to be a rare and dignified trait. She taught me about the importance of peacefulness, unity and the language between a human and these wild animals. I started out fearing them and ended up having a deep understanding for them. It was not until I met Cari that I enjoyed this beautiful process of learning to ride. I immediately related to her great empathy. It was a privilege and a gift to have had trained with this woman. I learned a lot from her, not just how to ride but how to ride with gracefulness and with integrity. I’d recommend her to anyone, and I look forward to joining her and her horses again soon.

With respect,
Haley Bennett

Gigi Hadid and Zulu


Gigi is laying on a horse couch!  Patrick Demarchelier captures this stunning image for the December issue of Allure Magazine.