Pointe to pointe: bringing on the dancing horses
The last time I was this close to a horse it knocked me over and ever since then I ve kept a healthy distance from mare and stallion. So it is with some trepidation that I find myself backstage at the greatest equestrian show on Earth, being introduced to 40 performing horses. They are magnificent creatures, living and working in a bespoke compound in northeast Paris, headquarters of Zingaro Equestrian Theatre.
For the past two decades the company has delighted audiences around the world with its strange and beguiling mix of half man, half beast.
Later that night, as I sit
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