Wealth and Status

Part of the Horse exhibition.

Status and Spirituality

In many societies around the world, horses are a marvelous luxury. The ability to ride can make even the most ordinary woman or man feel like royalty.

Some cultures have considered horses worthy of gods. In many faiths, they play a role in sacred rituals. Swift, strong and sometimes unruly, a spirited horse can be awe-inspiring. A running horse may be seen as an expression of freedom, a rearing horse as a symbol of power.