The Barb

If the horses could speak, maybe they could tell us stories about ancient times. They were men's companions at war and helped us build civilizations. And possibly they will tell the truth about the history. Or they are just the same as us and like to tell make-believe stories.

This drawing captured the fine-looking Barb wearing traditional horse tack, ready for the battle. The Barb originally came from the Barbary Region, now modern Algeria, Morocco, and Libya. When the Arabs came, many believed they had crossed with the Arabian horses. This illustration is based on the book 'The Horse: The Complete Guide to Horse Breeds and Breeding' by Jane Kidd.

Media: pencil on paper
As a girl who grew up near the rainforest, I found that horses are one of the most fascinating animals. While other animals were busy in the rainforest, horses bound with humans as companions. They died in the battles and worked on the farms, and I realized how wonderful they are.

Horses. I love to draw them not just because of their mere beauty but also because of their tales. From noble steeds to beasts of burden, they brought me closer to humanity. Imagine if they could tell stories and write history.

I like horse stories with humans more than the stories of wild horses, although I'm happy with their freedom. I really like their connection with humans, and they helped humans build civilization.

"History is written on the horse's shoes."
"History is carved on the horse's hooves."
"History is etched in the horse's footsteps.

These expressions imply that horses have played an important role in the course of history and the development of human civilization.

Horse (Equine) Art, Pencil on Paper Collection