To me, a lifelong lover of animals and horses, there is nothing more glorious then a horse freely moving the way nature meant them to move. Just pull over the next time you pass by a pasture and watch them for a while. That's how I saw this brilliant young stallion, playing next to a field of mares, elevating himself almost above the ground, with joy.
As lippizan horses age, they often become white and their natural movements are channeled in classical riding schools into astounding movements and performances. But me, I like them free. Although I do like riding the movements, when my poor foot doesn't have to have surgery (in the spring).
Mixed media, 12X16" on Canson canvas board, unframed.