Many of the pictures and images of Native Americans depict the Indians in full War Paint but many also painted their horses with powerful symbols. An Indian horse was often painted in preparation for battle. #NativeCultures
Indian War Horse The Indian war horse was highly regarded by its American Indian owner, who often honored and protected his war horse by painting tribal symbols upon the animal's body. While the symbols used and their meanings varied from tribe to tribe, there were some common symbols that were widely used on the Indian war horse. In this article, you will find explanations of some symbols which Indians used to decorate their war horses.