For photographer Cécile Zahorka, horses have always been a passion. She combines her love of travel with the beauty of horses to create art that both astounds and inspires. Her latest photo series entitled “Forgotten Horses” is an intimate look at some of the world’s most beautiful and at risk horse breeds. She has put in countless hours of research and has traveled across Europe to capture images that not only take our breath away, but also educate the public about the threat to so many different kinds of horses.
Cécile is drawing attention to dozens of breeds that exist only in their small corners of the world. For many of these horses, their numbers continue to plummet. It’s possible that within the next decade, many of the horse breeds Cécile has photographed will be extinct. But with her breathtaking horse photo series inviting interest from animal advocates all over the world, she hopes to preserve their populations and share their incredible beauty with the world.
iHeartHorses had the great privileged of speaking with Cécile about her “Forgotten Horses” series. We were mesmerized by her photos and are thrilled to share them with our readers.
Tell me about yourself! Where are you from and how long have you been a photographer?
Why do you choose to photograph horses in general?
What inspired you to start the ‘Forgotten Horses’ project?
What’s your process like? How do you find the horses and approach them?
Can you tell me about a memorable experience you’ve had while photographing these beautiful horses?
All photos provided by Cécile Zahorka