Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl on assignment for @natgeo | A story where my first love met my second- horses and photography. This image is from the cover story of the first issue of Far & Away, a new magazine that brings together the photojournalism of National Geographic and the reporting of The Wall Street Journal.
Ahmed Sulaiman Aladwi @horse_life95 riding Alreem at Bahla horse festival, Bahla, Oman.
Unlike Western saddles, Omani saddles have no stirrups making a manoeuvre like this much more challenging.
The horses ridden at Bahla festival are a variety of breeds- Anglo, Arabian, English and Desert breeds (a mix of local Arabian mares with an english blood line). Photographed for Far & Away, from @NatGeo and @WSJ