Victorian women were fascinated with horses. The horse represented all that they were and wanted to be; repressed desire, unbridled passions, caged animals trapped in a life of servitude. Black Beauty was a best seller.
"In the steady gaze of the horse shines a silent eloquence that speaks of love and loyalty, strength and courage. It is the window that reveals to us how willing is his spirit — how generous his heart." Eye of the Horses www.