Saturday, June 20, 2015

Collection SS2015: La Promenade du Matin

At daybreak, with the mist still rising from the ground, each breath hanging on the air as a tiny cloud, the rider prepares his horse.

La Promenade du matin – the morning ride, that essential ritual – is a moment of peace and quiet.  The horse walks on, and for the next hour, mount and rider take a while to welcome the growing light, and make plans for the day ahead.  

Then it’s time to warm up, slowly but surely, first a trot, then a gallop, a ‘hunting gallop’, at a measured pace.

Henri d’Origny’s composition presents the essential bridlery for this morning outing: bridles, bits and curb chains invest the space with a pattern of circles and squares.

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