Another, caught in the cold, buries himself in the guts of his horse for warmth.
There is deadpan humour but the events portrayed are often bloody and brutal.
As film-makers from John Ford to Akira Kurosawa have demonstrated, few animals photograph as well as horses.
The Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson's debut feature is a wondrously strange affair, full of beautiful imagery of Icelandic horses set against rugged, frozen backdrops.
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There is an astonishing sequence early on in which a stallion mounts a mare, seemingly oblivious to the fact that its rider is still on the saddle.
The man (leading Icelandic actor Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson) is humiliated and reacts in violent fashion.
If push comes to shove, you could start out in (tight) jeans.
Not ideal, but lots of people happily ride in them. I didn't start riding properly until I was in my late 40's, so you've got a 20 year head start My Oh came to riding in his 20s and had previously been a keen cyclist.
After a lifetime of playing football and playing American football at uni I've got bigger than your average legs.