Gill Suttle War Horse

Heavenly Horse • Ceremonial bronze finial with standing horse • 4th-1st century BCE • (Anonymous Collection)

Gill Suttle War Horse
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Full Oxford Blue GB Pentathlete Equestrian Writer Explorer Academic
Gill tried them all and very much, still in the saddle.
IMAGE • STORY → GARRY RIGBY © 2023


The Akhal Teke is renowned for its endurance. The Russians call it the ‘argama’ or sacred horse; the Chinese, the ‘heavenly horse’. From Bucephalas carrying Alexander into battle at Issus, the Soviet Absent, winning a record six Olympic medals and French poet Laurence Bougault, who rode Almila from Isfahan, Iran, to Paris. [1] [2] [3].
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Surely, no one, could be a better match for an Akhal Teke than Gill Suttle.
Solo horse back across Turkestan, Syria and Mongolia, not to mention ‘Jailbreak’ – A slow journey through Eastern Europe (At all good[ish] book shops). Not to mention all the aforementioned accolades, Gill took a proverbial fall in 1989 and was diagnosed with Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome ~ ME to you and I.
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“I am the black sheep in a family of organists. I wanted a horse from a very early age, not an organ, and pestered my family. I finally got one in my mid-teens.”
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GILL SUTTLE.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY
[1] www.herefordtimes.com [2] www.monmouthshirebeacon.co.uk [3] www.worcesternews.co.uk [4] www.churchtimes.co.uk [5] www.museumofthehorse.org [6] www.horseandhound.co.uk [7] www.artdaily.com [8] www.horseyhooves.com [9] www.akhalteke.com [10] www.eurodressage.com [11] wikipedia.org [12] www.kyzyltekes.co.uk [13] www.akhaltekefoundation.org [14] www.worcesternews.co.uk [15] www.akhal-teke.org
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GILL SUTTLE PUBLICATIONS

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Amazon • Steppe by Steppe: A Slow Journey Through Mongolia →
Amazon • Black Sands and Celestial Horses: Tracks Over Turkestan →
Amazon • Jailbreak: A Slow Journey Round Eastern Europe →
Amazon • Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea: A Syrian Journey →

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 FAT CAZ PART I A MILLINER’S DREAM ÜBERMENSCH SPAGO THE BLOCKHEADS 浮世絵 SAILING ONE CUP SAKE + ATU 310 FAHRENHEIT 356-428