Neptune’s Horses


Unusual sight: The uncanny shape of a large white horse jumping over the Cobb Wall at Lyme Regis in Dorset Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2534113/Aerial-views-shocking-scale-flooding-damage-Britain.html#ixzz2pjjxzdAZ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

The concept of white horses emerging from the sea is an ancient one. In fact, a “White Horse” is another name for a white cap. In this case, the wave looks a lot like a horse jumping over  the Cobb Wall at Lyme Regis in Dorset. This  was published in the Daily Mail as an example of the flooding currently going on in the U.K. Just think, in the U.S. it would be frozen!

 

Neptune's horses

One of the most enduring images of white horses coming from the sea is this painting, Neptune’s Horses, by Walter Crane, painted in 1893.

And more recently (2007) there was a famous ad for Guinness that borrowed from this imagery.

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  1. Have you seen the movie “Into the West”? This reminds me of that. Did you know: guiness is a good source of easily digested carbs for working horses? In the Nat’l Geographic special “Ballad of the Irish Horse”, they go to a hunter barn where each horse is given a pint of stout in the a.m. feed before a hunt.

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