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Ask alexlutz: The racing businessman, the parents (too much) invested in shows, the young showjumping rider...Which equestrian figures are sources of inspiration for your humor?

Ask alexlutz: The racing businessman, the parents (too much) invested in shows, the young showjumping rider...Which equestrian figures are sources of inspiration for your humor?
At some point, I thought about including more horse's figures by associating it with human's figures. But in the end I went with a more humorous and poetic project where the horse's presence is symbolic. There is only one part about young riders in the riding school.
The show is still small, it's only a few months old and it's still growing. I have always made my shows evolve so I think it will move ahead, with newness. I, therefore, don't exclude it but it's like making jokes about sound engineers to horse riders, only the sound engineers will get it. The equestrian world is very codified, and to make a joke about a pole down is complicated. On the other hand, what will interest me will be the characters, who will have to be very universal, so it can reach more people even if they are very specific.

The abusive parents with their children who are riding, it can be funny but it has to be very comprehensive for the audience.
For example, in my previous show, what made people laugh about my casting director was that he had the power over life and death on someone's career, not the fact that he was a casting director. It could have worked with someone from the job centre, people would have laughed the same way.
Horse riding being very technical, it is not as simple as it seems. I really hope it could be less technical and more popular, because there is no reason why it is less popular than any other sports.