Nacho Figueras: A Caballo by Matthew Donaldson
02/09/2010 § 1 Comment
Image via: NOWNESS
Just released on NOWNESS, director Matthew Donaldson’s short film A Caballo captures Argentine polo star Nacho Figueras astride his horse Vasco Negro through a 180. In slow motion for maximum effect, the film is a visually stunning illustration of raw horsepower. Oh yes, and Nacho isn’t so bad to look at. You may recognize him from his Ralph Lauren adverts.
Side note: I was a rather horse-obsessed girl, so you can see why this caught my eye (ok, aside from Nacho). This short immediately brought to mind the classic 1979 film The Black Stallion that I guestimate I have watched about a billion times. After a little searching, I unearthed this montage on YouTube and immediately had yearnings for my jodhpurs. Perhaps Quite Continental should start taking riding lessons again. We hear Gucci makes some beautiful riding boots…