Genius Horse Painting

Genius Horse painting

Horses were painted
all over the centuries.

And some became more famous
than their painters

The first painting
That comes to mind is Guernica

Where Picasso depicts
the bombing of Guernica,
a northern Spanish town
by the Nazis in 1937

A twisted, agonising horse,
pierced by a spear.
with suffering townspeople all around

A human skull hidden
in the shape of the horse’s nostrils and teeth.

A warning for mankind
If we dare to listen 

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Guernica in 3D


The donkey sweats

The donkey sweats

The donkey sweats
and the horse is decorated with lace

And yet, the Son of Men has choosen a donkey to enter the city of Jerusalem. No parade. No lace. A serving King. That alone, invites to meditation

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The donkey sweats
the choice of a King


Some romance

Some romance

Once again we saddled our horses
and rided up the mountainside.

This is such an awesome sentence. No? It leaves the dream open and yet full of reality. The effort of saddling a horse and riding up a mountain. The reward? A breathtaking view of the valley.

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Some of my favorite romans ?

Here are some of my favorites. Great classics of English, European and American literature:

The Bronte collection

Gone With the Wind

Out of Africa

And many more of course! And yours?


The magic of riding

Some romance
riding up the hills


The Wild horse

The wild horse

If you want to catch a wild horse,
find a tight corral.


What does this mean?

It means a wild horse has its own rules and is hard to catch and tame. It needs a tight hand. Who shall ride it?

Definitions of wild horse


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Wild horse
the wild horse… who shall ride it?


Horses in warfare

Horses in warfare

Horses were used in warfare over 5000 years ago.

The earliest evidence of horses ridden in warfare
goes back to 4000 BC in Eurasia.

Old Sumerian illustrations from 2500 BC
Show horses pulling weapons.

Horses and chariots became famous
All over the World.

The chariots of Egypt.
The chariot of Krishna.

And by 1600BC
Horses and chariots
Were common warfare
in the Near East.

Xenophon, a greek cavalry officer
Wrote his treatise on horsemanship
By 360 BC.

Saddles, bits, and collars
Improved the riding over the centuries.

The last big battles with horses
Were the Napolean wars.

Where horses and men
Fought as one.

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Old Indian relics

Horses in warfare
the chariot in ancient times


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The unicorn

The unicorn

The oldest seals of the Unicorn
Have been found in the Indus Valley
A civilisation going back
To far Indian antiquity

Cattle represented in profile
With one horn
Possibly having two horns
Also known as aurochs
And some even goat-like

The ancient greeks
Believed in the reality of unicorns
As living in India
And they described them
In their writings

A mythical animal?
An extinguished animal?

Fact it that ancient European sagas
Do mention the unicorn
As a wild horse
Whose horn brings healing
Only tamed by the virtue of a virgin

The old Mesopotamian art
Also mentions the unicorn

Many modern histories
Are fantasies
Compared to the old scriptures

Even Chinese scripts
Do mention the unicorn!

Time to revive the strenght and beauty
Of this unique and awesome

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The unicorn
Beautiful unicorns. Symbols of strenght and virtue.



Old Indian relics

Old Indian relics!

Farmers occasionally
plough up
old Indian relics.

What is the point?

History has its own turns.

And sooner or later new evidence is found of old civilisations and ancient tribes. In this case the relics of the native people of America who have been slaughtered, killed and exterminated without any respect of their land, language and culture. Horses of warfare!

Their tribal wars also!

Not something to be proud of. … not at all.
Not something to forget.
And certainly not something to be repeated.

They were proud riders and outstanding warriors.
This is a tribute to all of them.
Not just on American soil, but all over the world.

Old Indian relics
Proud riders and outstanding warriors

A cry out to the nations

O Wioheumpata!
The YELLOW east…

From thou comest the Sun.
Comes the Light.
From Sunset to dawn.

A new begin.
A new day.

We Ask the great Spirit,
for wisdom and understanding!

O Itokaga!
WHITE South…

The sun at its highest,
Brings warmth and growing.
Drawing life on earth.

We ask the great Spirit,
To preserve our lives,
For a safe return in the skies

O Wiyokpiyata.
The BLACK west..l

Here sets the sun.
Here ends the day.

The great Thunderbird lives there.
Sending thunder and rains
Over our lands.

We ask the great Spirit,
To bless and preserve the waters on earth

O Waziyata!
The RED North…

From thou comes the cold.
The freezing weathers.
Your winds are cleansing.

Leaves do fall,
And rest under snow.
We need patience and endurance!

We ask the great Spirit,
To help us in tribulation.

And now!

Let us turn our pipe of peace to the earth.
Invoke a blessing from heavens.
And turn within, to the most sacred place.

O Wakan Tanka!

Great spirit and BLUE bird in the sky
Preserve our GREEN mother earth
And make my soul realize
Its place and destiny in the Universe

– inspired by Lakota tribes –

Old Indian relics
Hand drawn tribal set with bows, axes, arrows, feathers, dreamcatchers, bull skulls, war headdress elements.

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American Indians

Old Indian relics
To the great spirit!


What does chwals mean ?

What does chwals mean ?

Creole from Haiti
Chwal means horse
Cheval in Frensh

Chwal means horses also
And adding a plural form
Adds to the mass


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Chwal music

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Chwals, training and running of horses
Chwals means horses



What our prayer is not

What our prayer is not

When God answers our prayer,
we do not envision
a flaming war chariot
with fiery horses.

What does that mean?
Agreed, it is an enigmatic quote! And as many quotes it needs to be placed in culture and time. A time were drivers and chariots had supremacy on earth. The God of chariots! The God of victory! A battle of good against evil…

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What our prayer is not
Chariots of fire


Riding Training

The magic of riding

The magic of riding

A compromise
Between the horses freedom
And control by its rider?
That is poorly said

What is the magic of riding then?

Leaving the spirit of freedom
And riding in balance

When two spines align
There is balance
Perfect balance

The beauty of harmony
And unity

Awesome book on horse dressage

‘Riders who are able to preserve the spirit of freedom in their horses are inevitably the ones who garner the prizes.

Indeed, hunter judges reward the horse that looks free and has a quiet enthusiasm controlled invisibly by a beautifully balanced rider.

Dressage judges also reward the freedom of the horse’s movement when they evaluate the horse’s gaits on their “freedom and regularity.”

This freedom is what makes horses beautiful.
On a deeper level, it’s not about prizes.

Riders who incorporate Dressage Dynamics in their riding are the most satisfied riders because they honor the inner nature of their horses, and they enable their horses to reach their potential.

Fortunately, the horse is a herd animal by nature and happy to be under the control of a skilled rider. But what is a skilled rider?’

When two spines align: dressage dynamics by Beth Baumert.
A must for the skilled rider.
A must for those who seek beauty and mastership in riding.

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The magic of riding
A perfect balance