La Promenade du Matin shawl 140 - flat

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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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