While most of the action going down at the Dublin Horse Show last week was of the exciting-yet-bridled variety (save perhaps Andres Rodriguez’s delightfully unbridled enthusiasm for the puissance), it was French equestrian artist Clémence Faivre‘s stunning, tack-less performance aboard her chestnut Lusitano stallion, Gotan, that temporarily stole the show.

In an impressive display of trust, horsemanship, and spot-on costuming, Faivre and Gotan bow, gallop, perform sliding stops, spins, and more, in a bridleless act you have to see to believe: