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Dream Of The Desert Sky 10x10 By Cheri Greer
Dream Of The Desert Sky 10x10 By Cheri Greer
One Horse 8x12 By Daryl Poulin
One Horse 8x12 By Daryl Poulin
Snowy Morning wildlife horse canvas painting by Norm Clasen
Snowy Morning wildlife horse canvas painting by Norm Clasen
Snowy Morning wildlife horse canvas painting by Norm Clasen
Snowy Morning wildlife horse canvas painting by Norm Clasen
Snowy Morning wildlife horse canvas paper by Norm Clasen
Snowy Morning wildlife horse canvas paper by Norm Clasen
Long Days Short Pay horse wildlife canvas art painting by Tim Co
Long Days Short Pay horse wildlife canvas art painting by Tim Co

Any equestrian lover will tell you that they absolutely adore horse paintings.  These noble and beautiful creatures have long been the faithful companion of many cowgirls and cowboys.  They are loved for their gentle and sweet demeanors.  It is no wonder they are captured by artists so frequently.

Whether it is at the races or in the pasture, you will find images of them everywhere you go.  It doesn’t matter if they are a foal, yearling, colt, filly, mare, stallion, or a gelding; you will find them depicted all over the world in horse paintings. 

These beauties can sleep lying down or standing and have been captured on canvas many times both ways.  While they are standing at rest, they often become very still, and this makes it easy to capture their images.

Horse paintings often capture those that are wild and running free.  Over the years, through urban development and the industrialization of the nation and the world for that matter, it has become much more difficult to spot a herd in the wild.  It is highly possible that the average person has never witnessed these wonderful animals running through the plains free to wander and roam.  This makes the images that have been captured over the years even that much more priceless to people who know and love them.

It is believed that these animals have been used for domestic purposes for centuries, dating back to around 3500 B.C.  This makes it easy to see why there are so many images of these great steeds captured, and why so many exist from centuries ago.  They have even been found in cave art and the like. 

Horse paintings sometimes are done for the owner who wants to memorialize a favorite for years to come.  Race winners are often photographed and cataloged for future reference.  They are even used for identification purposes.

Other works of art of this type often show fox hunts and polo matches.  This is especially true in other countries such as England. 

You also see them incorporated in pictures of the Wild West.  Cowboys were always shown riding in the saddle of their trusty companions.  They were also often used to transport things other than people such as supplies and used to pull wagons and sleds.  This was the only type of land transportation available to the common man during this time, and there are many photographs and artistic works that depict this.  The pony express was also how mail was delivered during this time, and there are many works of art that have captured this animal’s important role during this era. 

Horse paintings are found nearly everywhere from museums to private homes.  You’ll find them in castles and in mansions.  This is an animal that men have relied on for transportation of themselves and their goods, as well as entertainment through racing and betting.  They have been part of the history of the world for a very long time, and so it is understandable that artists throughout the years have captured their images on their canvases. 

 

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    The History Behind Horses Paintings
    For thousands of years, people have been capturing the images of horses. Paintings in caves and on all sorts of decanters, walls, portraits and the like have been found dating back to ancient Greece.
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