As a scholar and horsewoman, Donna Landry researches horses in East-West history from the early modern era to the present. She explores theories and practices of horsemanship across cultures and the contributions of the horses themselves to changes in theory and practice. Her work is framed by the study of comparative empires, particularly the British and the Ottoman. Her approach to animal studies emphasises species’ co-constitution and attunement. Are the questions we ask about animals of interest to them (see Vinciane Despret, Donna Haraway). How can our recovery of past practices through the evidence of the archive be fashioned more responsibly, and responsively?