A true horseman does not look at the horse with his eyes, he looks at his horse with his heart.
The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.
To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection.
Horse thou art truly a creature, for thou fliest without wings and conquer without sword.
This piece is based on a photo I took on a tour of the west coast of the United States of America with fellow horse lovers from Australia, back in 2007. We'd just spent seven days at the world famous Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show and then were lucky enough to be invited to visit several Arabian horse studs in California.
This stallion was brought before us on the lush lawns of the main homestead. A many times Champion in the show ring, the grey was also a very successful sire of show winning stock.
The image is a heavily stylized piece in the impasto style with bold brush strokes.