Eurovision 2017: Chevaux, deux points

Folks, I know you thought that the Montenegrin entry for Eurovision, a man with a six-foot ponytail – think top Friesian stud Frederick the Great or Khal Drogo with extensions – was the horsiest entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but you were wrong. Wrong! Here’s Slavko Kalezic in action: But here, my friends […]

Mozart, Uccello, Caravaggio and a Riding School Carved from Rock

I don’t blog much about the work I’m doing on book two (The Age of the Horse), but here’s a sneak peak of something I’ll be writing about. In November I was lucky enough to have three days at the Equestrian Academy at Versailles, where they were rehearsing for this performance in the old riding […]

Bartabas

More anon on Bartabas – several years anon, I hope (just to be cryptic). I’m going to Sadler’s Wells to see The Centaur and the Animal in a couple of weeks. Horses first danced minuets at the theatre in the eighteenth century, and I saw an Andalusian perform there the last time I visited. This […]