A Spanish horseman

by Evans Yonson

Rey Carlos III (King Charles III) - Taken in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain, September 2004

Barcelona – If you look closely at the statues of men in horses you will notice the position of the hooves of the horses. There are several explanations to these positions. Some have belied these but here it is.

One hoof on the air and the rest on ground means that the character/person/hero on top of the horse was wounded in battle and later on he/she died. Two hooves on the air mean that the person died during the war/battle. With the four hooves on the ground mean that the person died of natural causes.

If we are to follow this argument, then how do you explain if the horse’s hooves are NOT on the ground? Watch out tomorrow!

 

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