Sam Leith Sam Leith

A horse ride from Buenos Aires to New York? No problem!

A review of Southern Cross to Pole Star: Tschiffely’s Ride, by Aimé Tschiffely. If you can brave bandits, disease and revolution in search of ‘variety’, you might be a doublehard bastard

Aimé Tschiffely with Mancha and Gato. The strongest emotional bonds he formed on his epic journey were with his horses [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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