Moscow: A Russian animal tamer has set a new Guinness record, standing on two horses running side by side, while his two women assistants stood one on top of another on his shoulders. Edgard Zapashny set the record Monday. He and his assistants formed an acrobatic 4.5-metre-tall human column.

Zapashny created the risky acrobatic act with his brother Askold especially for the Guinness Records. The two have been polishing the act for almost two years.

This is the second Guinness record set by the Zapasnhy brothers. In 2006, Askold Zapashny rode on the back of a lion as the big cat jumped from a two-meter-high wheel to another over a distance of almost three meters.