Horses don’t just run around race tracks you know!
One of the loveliest creatures on the planet has long played a prominent role in all forms of visual art, and these beautiful books demonstrates why.
Hollywood hoofbeats : trails blazed across the silver screen by Petrine Day Mitchum with Audrey Pavia
The authors here explore the careers and treatment of the equine stars of Hollywood (and their handlers), from westerns and historical epics to romantic comedies and contemporary blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings. The story, unfortunately, is not always a happy one.
Photography is particularly well placed to capture the sheer dynamic quality of the horse, and this survey reveals the surprising (and sometimes shocking) inspiration photographers have found in this beautiful creature.
Okay, I suppose I’d better include the Melbourne Cup!