"Images are interesting when they create debates," says Tim Flachwho created mostly wonder when he came out with his monumentous tome, Equus with equestrian images from around the world.
Bred for the desert
The Arabian Thoroughbreds have spread all over the world - including the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Tanja Bentz followed the sandy racetracks of Casablanca to Gestüt Dachsegg in Zürich Oberland.
Jewels in the ring
From the Russian courts of Zar Nikolai II to the ring of Helsinki Horse Show, Tina Tillander continues her family’s rich traditions – while including her passion for horses.
A touch of colour
And horses worth their weight in gold competed at the latest Saut Hermès which has become a succes story in its own right.
King of sport
Christopher King travels to Dubai for the richest race in the world, the Dubai World Cup.
Deauville was created to ressemble a world of luxury and elegance and, as it was always the case, the horses continue to take center stage - not least during the Year of the Horse.
Flowers - and horse power
When The Hilton Brothers put their photographs together they discovered that they made a new form of art - flowers and horses.
The horses always come first in the universe of Valor – a new luxury brand that is based on age old crafts and wool from the Italian Dolomites.
The importance of being different
The reigning European champion, Roger-Yves Bost, talks about his wide array of different styles.
Horses and tennis were always the perfect match for the former tennis champion, Martina Hingis.
Wild at heart
For centuries wild horses have been a natural part of the American landscape. But now commercial interests are driving them out as they are rounded up and removed forever.
Stephanie Martin made a movie to tell about the plight of the iconic mustangs.
Off for a good start !
Monty Roberts starts the yearlings in Sandringham - and talks about his weird and lucky life.
Saddle up and take off...
with a Pegasus winged saddle from Hermès
Craft and eccentricity
In Paris the show jumping designer, Kyoko Shimada Yamaji has launched her own, horsey brand.
Reed her lips
For show jumping's teen-age phenomena, Reed Kessler, it was always full steam ahead ever since she was a baby.
Georgina Bloomberg has had priviledged upbringing as well as a lot of expectations. These days, however, the latter come mainly from herself in her career as a professional show jumper, writer and mother.
A visit to the birth home of princess Nathalie Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein who competes on the horses that she also breeds. Eight months after having her first baby she won silver at the World Cup finals.
The hots for Tarok
The champion horse from the 1970s who had his own fan club continues to trot in a new movie.
Stunt riding can lead to many things. For Axel Mattson, his flamboyant appearances in the silent movies helped found a first ever equestrian club – complete with a futuristic manège by the famous designer, Arne Jacobsen.
Young girl's dreams of horses and other tales.
The Cream of Chantilly
The horse is one of the oldest motifs in the art world but often we don’t know that much about them.
That is changing in Chantilly where a brand new equestrian museum has recently opened..
A sureness of character and grace
Abbey Walmsley is known for her painstakingly long procedures when she depicts moving - and still - horses.
"It all began with Gazelle," tells Jean-Francois Pignon who made a film about the camargue that introduced him to the secret language of the horses.
Cowdray Park Polo
In the historic cradle of polo Lila Pearson and her family continue the traditions of the galloping game.
In Southern Normandy, the president of the Selle Francais breed, Bernard Le Courtois has built one of the leading stud farms in France where not only horses make up for the inhabitants
Horses and mazes are the latest subjects of the contemporary artist, Morteza Zahedi's series, Thundering Horses.