SOUNDTRACK: This photograph shows the gentle and elegant sport of horses and all the rituals, postures, clothing and casual styles of these aficionados blended with the formality of it all. When we lived in Chester, we often saw “horse people” (usually women) shopping or walking around town in their special clothes. I like the black coats and hats on these riders.
That’s why I chose Gato Barbieri’s “Girl in Black” (Para mi Negra) — a tango by the sax player (b. 1934 in Argentina) who wrote the incredible score for “The Last Tango in Paris.”
This song seems to fit for this photo. There are lots of horses in Argentina, and the tango is very, very sexy. (Do you see any of that in the photo? How do those riders get out of those pants anyhow?)