In the rage and ferociousness feigned in the days of Cabarets (1984-1990), with the great Friesian that pretended to devour its master as a terrorizing and juvenile demiurge; in the booted eagle, the permanent escort for the black colossus named Zingaro; from the spiritedly rebellious adolescence to the current asceticism, with its clean lines and shadow theatre, remaining unfailingly cavalier; everything is there, in secret, inscribed on the surface of the horses’ hair, flanks and necks. The bird of prey has turned into a white goose, seemingly less wild, but still in flight. All are free to play with the emblems, and long-lost horses not reincarnated.
Sophie Nauleau, extract from L’autre Bartabas
To follow are presented some of the most symbolic chargers among 150 horses which participated in the shows of Zingaro for 30 years.