If there is any animal subject more afflicted by artistic cliche than horses, it is hard to think of one: tigers, perhaps.
How to find a fresh approach, how to find something new to say - that is the challenge.
I have been exploring the work of Lucy Kemp-Welch and this piece was very much inspired by her. A British painter, 1869-1958, she specialised in painting working horses and is perhaps best known for her illustrations to the 1915 edition of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty
She has a painting, Colt-hunting in the New Forest, in the national collection, in the Tate
but I very much like and admire everything of hers. Worth checking out if you are interested in equine art.