America’s Civil War: Horses and Field Artillery
Civil War General Philip Sheridan's taxidermied horse.
Aged 95 and still the ‘Lady Bucking Horse Champion of the World,’ Fannie Sperry Steele died on February 11, 1983. ‘I have never tired of rodeo in my life,’ she had written. ‘I have never seen one show too many, be it good, bad or middlin’. I hope there’s an arena in Heaven…that’s where you’ll find me…Fannie Sperry Steele.’
Fannie Sperry Steele
Sioux Chiefs on Horseback
Photo by Edward S. Curtis
Man o' War
Misty of Chincoteague
"'Because the spine of the horses is supported by backpacks worn by the puppeteers inside, the chest manipulator' — the puppeteer handling the chest and front legs — 'simply has to bend and straighten his knees, allowing the torso of the horse to raise and lower,' simulating breathing, Mr. Kohler said."
"...thinking about a problem for about 25 years..."
Turkish Brooch of a late 5th or 4th century date.
1. A complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of gray matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories.