I think when you see a statue of a horse with 2 feet off the ground, it signifies the rider died in battle. Who is that rider, please?
The one with the hair is El Cid who certainly died in battle. The last one is Charles III who died in his bed in the Palace.
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I tried to investigate the symbolism of the horses feet and the authorities were inconclusive. And so many people these days are so bloody ignorant I’m sure some modern monument maker wouldn’t care. But these ones in Spain are magnificent.
I have been told that the feet story is inaccurate.
Fantastic statues / sculptures. 😎
Hair seems very popular on the flying horse statue. Between the beard and the horse mane it’s a lot to get tangled in combat!
Ah El Cid a very hairy warrior indeed.
I always believe the symbolism of the horses feet.
The mid statue looks cool with its attire esp. the cape.
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