The story behind the horses is of course to a significant degree inspired by horses, but is in fact primarily about political and cultural power struggles played out between people.

The following protagonists play a key role in the formation and dramaturgy of the story. I have described the relationship of the horses two each of the protagonists in a series of letters, from which the text of the performance was made up.

Below is are the published letters, read in the Schwarzenberg Palace during the performance and exhibited at the diploma exhibition Vanity Fair at the Trade Fair Palace.