The horse, one of natures finest athletes. Amazing creatures, easy to look at but hard to photograph. Add a jockey or a rider and your timing and composition needs to be so much more precise. Each stride phase of a horse has split seconds where the horse looks great, and that moment is what makes for great equestrian photography. They were one of mankinds most useful domesticated animals and for many races and cultures around the world, they are still essential to the life of humans