A couple of years ago I got a chance to photograph a couple preparing their Zwarbles for the Royal Cornwall Show. It was a fascinating project, taking me into the world of sheep, county shows, pedigree lines and small farming. I learned that getting a sheep ready for show is no easy task, and that is just where it starts because once they’fre cleaned and groomed you still have to train them to parade with you, stand for inspection and put up with other sheep from strange herds.
They start looking like this
This is the hard part.