Let me introduce you to Zorro, the most handsome black horse I’ve ever seen. If you’re looking to escape the daily grind and get in touch with nature, riding bareback on Zorro surrounded by towering trees is the way to do it. It was definitely one of the most memorable shoots I’ve ever done and the fact that he was so calm and graceful makes me want to buy a ranch. He was the sweetest and most stoic animal, and I couldn’t help but look at him as though he was a giant version of my puppy Atticus. Does everyone else compare animals to their own?

Anyway, I bought this poncho from Asos for no particular purpose and apart from gracing my couch on a few cosy evenings, it had remained folded neatly in my closet. Ynigo and I had met to chat about our then forthcoming shoot and I knew with the navajo print it had to be shot amidst the lush Baguio landscape and of course, next to my new favourite villain-fighting horse. Asos Poncho, Vintage Versace Shorts, Zara Top

Photos by Ynigo Santos Special thanks to Janine Uy , Denny Antonino & Jericho Rosales