Madonna shot an amazing series of equine pics for both the launch of her Confessions tour and a special issue of W magazine. Here’s how the mag explained it:
As any equestrian worth her jodhpurs can tell you, the relationship between a woman and her horse transcends the boundaries of sport. There’s often lovesick devotion involved (witness the bedroom walls of many twelve-year-old girls, where photos of Arabians crowd out the boy-band posters) and at times even a touch of the erotic (Lady Godiva, anyone?). When the woman in question is Madonna, one can expect the dynamic to get even more complicated. All of this was made clear when the 47-year-old, an avid horsewoman, took to a Hollywood sound stage with six stallions and photographer Steven Klein.
But what most fans don’t know is that Madge also had plans to release a video on the same theme for her next single. No word on why the concept was abandoned. But we found some footage in our basement that may in fact be from that horsey video Madonna scrapped. Or it could be from a 1996 episode of the Shock Video series WOW ran on HBO. We can’t remember which. (Watch the clip)