Horse and rider in native Turkoman costume, date and photographer unknown
Absent, foaled in 1952 and winner of three Olympic medals. Photographer unknown
Excerpt: This summer marks 52 years since one of the most unusual horses first competed at the Summer Olympics in Rome. Absent, a striking black Akhal Teke stallion with four white socks and a star, introduced the world to a little-known ancient breed when he won a gold medal in dressage for the Soviet Union. He returned to the Olympics two more times for an individual bronze medal in 1964 and a team gold medal in 1968, both in dressage. (more…)
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