We are glad to announce that the new book "IRON: ANTIQUE BITS, SPURS AND STIRRUPS FROM THE NEVZOROV HAUTE ECOLE COLLECTION" is ready.
You can purchase the book from our website or from Amazon
This highly informative book invites us to look beyond the aesthetics of decorative art and view this retrospective collection as a guide to how we should choose to approach horsemanship now and in the future.
It is human nature for us to decorate everything we use and to create a pleasing aesthetic atmosphere for our activities. Man’s relationship with horses has also born a great culture of tools with artistic qualities. Well known Russian film director, author, and scientist Alexander Nevzorov, was also charmed by those intricate things.
His interest in horse iron arose naturally in parallel to his interest in the old classical Haute Ecole, in which entourage is of a great importance. He continues to bring awareness to horse lovers in this book accompanied by richly detailed color photographs of artfully designed and decorated bits, stirrups and spurs from the ancient time of their invention through the advent of Haute Ecole and into modern times.
Even though Alexander Nevzorov is not prone to call his conglomerate of horse iron “a collection” to be revered, this book presents the most distinctive part of it for its value as an educational tool, emphasizing the historic fate of horses and their relationship with man through metal.