WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL HORSESGABRIELE BOISELLE Book Number: 87507 Product format: Hardback
A spectacular gallery of equine photography we are captured from the very first image, a close-up of a chestnut mare's eye, wistfully downcast, the eyeball gleaming, the eyelashes long, ginger mane in the background, the black pupil itself almost heart shaped, and full of love. This photographer clearly adores her subject and has published hundreds of thousands of equine photographs around the world in the last 25 years. When it comes to horses, the key element is to discover the horse's soul and the harmony between their body and emotions. Every page is devoted to a close-up or long-shot beautifully observed photograph of horses, whether alone, riding together, the high knee action of the Spanish horse, a stallion enjoying a mud bath on a finca in Spain, white and mottled brown mares galloping towards the photographer, mothers and fouls, a stallion leaping for joy in a blue sea, five black shiny mares in a line, horses at play, their muscles rippling, the Spanish horse ferias with their riders in costume. We visit Garub wild horses to the horses of Germany and the Netherlands and a group of young Friesian stallions, alert and frisky, Spanish horses leaping through the air and being put through their paces at the Spanish Riding School of Austria, a traditional riding group in Morocco in costume with horse decorated with golden tassels and Moroccan horses being ridden Berbers across the desert, ranch hand horses in Italy and horses with incredible markings looking like zebras with dots including some in action with their cowboy riders in Monument Valley USA. Braided tails, saddles and bridals and bits, pulling carriages, herding across land and along the shoreline in Rocca, Uruguay, laughing and cuddling, we are taken worldwide even to meet the exotic horses of Indonesia, a sandalwood, small, wiry pony. 447 pages, 11" x 13". Colour photos throughout.
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