This 1st person POV is that of a talking horse during WWII in Czechoslovakia. It is chock full of historical details but not so many that the story is overwhelmed by them. The Arabian horse's first owner was blown to smithereens and the second owner taught Orlando, the horse, many things about philosophy, poetry, architecture, etc. Because Orlando was such a fine specimen of a thoroughbred, his life was spared, at least temporarily, because General Pliyev had hopes of riding Orlando through the Brandenburg Gate.
The story is great and written in a voice that is totally believable as coming from the horse. "I, Loshad'" is included in the anthology, Best European Fiction 2012 edited by Aleksandar Hemon.