The Myth of the Wild Zebra

The Chronicle of the Horse interviewed a Texan woman called Sammi Jo Stohler who has schooled her zebra to jump: “As I was training horses, I kept hearing, ‘You can’t train zebras, they’re untrainable.’ I said, ‘Why?’ To say something is untrainable implies that it can’t learn, and we all know that if they couldn’t […]

The Royal Post

Here’s the work of a contemporary circus écuyère who performs both as a haute école rider and as an écuyère de panneau. Géraldine-Katharina Knie is part of a circus dynasty which originated in the early nineteenth century, and here she presents a trick variously called The Royal Post, The Hungarian Post or The Courier of […]