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All the Wild Horses photo series by Durban-based photographer Andrew McGibbon

'All The Wild Horses' is a tribute to the beast that has made much of what we call life possible. The images are unique and have a style to them reminiscent of the portraiture of the rich and famous. The artist has attempted, and succeeded, to show a sense of personality and emotion - sadness in some cases and pride in others.

Painstakingly lit, this body of work is about the horse itself to which we all feel a connection, whether it’s obvious or deep down in our collective subconscious. There is a sense of awe that this beast inspires in each and everyone of us.”

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unhappyhorses:

Another Warwick Schiller video that makes a good point. He tells a story about a dressage rider assuming that a big shank bit was for bolting horses, and explains that ‘big bits are not for uneducated horses… The bit doesn’t control the horse, the horse needs to control themselves.’

If you’re going to use a bit, that is how you use them - to communicate with a highly trained animal. A bit is not a training tool, it’s a talking tool. Training happens in the horse’s head, not in their mouth.

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