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Background imageHorse Back Collection: Queen Elizabeth II in uniform of Grenadier Guards

Queen Elizabeth II in uniform of Grenadier Guards
Queen Elizabeth II (born 1926), pictured on horseback in the uniform of the Grenadier Guards. Date: c.1953

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Great Seal of Edward VII, modelling by Frank Bowcher, c. 1904 (wax)

Great Seal of Edward VII, modelling by Frank Bowcher, c. 1904 (wax)
1220227 Great Seal of Edward VII, modelling by Frank Bowcher, c.1904 (wax) by De Saulles, George William (1862-1903); The Royal Mint Museum, Llantrisant

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
King Arthur welcomes the Green Knight into the Banqueting Hall and invites him to dismount and eat with the company. Everyone is amazed to see the unexpected visitor

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Scipio Africanus meeting Hannibal at Battle of Zama

Scipio Africanus meeting Hannibal at Battle of Zama
SECOND PUNIC WAR : the Roman general and statesman Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus meets the Carthaginian leader Hannibal before defeating him at the Battle of Zama, near Carthage in North Africa

Background imageHorse Back Collection: The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps: Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Background imageHorse Back Collection: British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Duke of Wellington ordering the entire British line to advance at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho)

Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho)
1268536 Wellington at Waterloo (colour litho) by Hillingford, Robert Alexander (1825-1904); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley)

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen

Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen on a desert march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue

Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue
Captain Dodges black troopers to the rescue in the west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Sir William Wallace

Sir William Wallace
SIR WILLIAM WALLACE He is warned by a peasant woman of the English treachery awaiting him in Ayr

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1
Painting by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing artillery going into action before the Battle of Ypres

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Battle of Agincourt about to begin, 1415

Battle of Agincourt about to begin, 1415
English army on the morning of battle at Agincourt, Hundred Years War, 1415. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
The Green Knight rides over the bridge into Camelot Castle on New Years Day. He will set King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table a special challenge

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George slaying a dragon in St. Georges Orthodox church

Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George slaying a dragon in St. Georges Orthodox church, Madaba, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Medieval castle

Medieval castle
Knights entering a castle in the Middle Ages. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Native American attack on a western stagecoach

Native American attack on a western stagecoach
Western stagecoach fighting off Native Americans on the plains. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon

Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon
Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon to begin a civil war against Pompey, 49 BC. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Mongol horseman

Mongol horseman
Mongol or Tartar horseman. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Cedars of Lebanon

Cedars of Lebanon
Travelers stopping to rest among a grove of cedars in Lebanon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891

Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891
Homesteaders charge at the start signal, western Oklahoma Land Rush, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Horse riding on the beach at sunrise

Horse riding on the beach at sunrise, Gisborne, East Coast, North Island, New Zealand, Pacific

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Battle of Bull Run, US Civil War

Battle of Bull Run, US Civil War
General Stonewall Jackson leading Confederates at the battle of Bull Run, 1861. Printed 19th-century color lithograph reproduction of an illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Medieval knight on horseback

Medieval knight on horseback
Knight on horseback shaking his fist defiantly, England. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century John Gilbert painting

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Silhouette of fox hunting scene

Silhouette of fox hunting scene
Silhouette of a fox hunting scene with three horse riders leaping a fence

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1
Painting entitled War by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing soldiers on horseback, pulling heavy artillery across a field

Background imageHorse Back Collection: General Zapata, leader of rebels in Southern Mexico, 1913

General Zapata, leader of rebels in Southern Mexico, 1913
Mexican rebel and revolutionary hero, Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), whose followers, known as Zapatistas, fought for the restoration of lands taken from the people by ex-President Diaz

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Battle of Waterloo, 1815
Cavalry charge during Napoleons final battle at Waterloo, 1815. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship

Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship
Mongol warriors showing their horsemanship to the Chinese forces of Hung-Wu. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Bronco rider

Bronco rider
Cowboy riding a bronco on the western range. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Statue of Samurai warrior Masashige Kusunoki on horseback in Hibiya Park in downtown Tokyo

Statue of Samurai warrior Masashige Kusunoki on horseback in Hibiya Park in downtown Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Chuck Wagon Race, Calgary Stampede, Alberta, Canada

Chuck Wagon Race, Calgary Stampede, Alberta, Canada

Background imageHorse Back Collection: VISION OF DEATH. Vision of Death (on a pale horse), Revelation 6: 8

VISION OF DEATH. Vision of Death (on a pale horse), Revelation 6: 8. Wood engraving after Gustave Dor
VISION OF DEATH. Vision of Death (on a pale horse), Revelation 6:8. Wood engraving after Gustave Dor

Background imageHorse Back Collection: DAUMIER: QUIXOTE, 1866-68. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Oil on canvas by Honor

DAUMIER: QUIXOTE, 1866-68. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Oil on canvas by Honor

Background imageHorse Back Collection: REPUBLIC OF TURKEY: POSTER. The Republic of Turkey symbolized as an unveiled woman

REPUBLIC OF TURKEY: POSTER. The Republic of Turkey symbolized as an unveiled woman, leading the horse of the regimes founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Poster, c1925

Background imageHorse Back Collection: CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES. The Wife of Bath. A page from a facsimile of the Ellesmere manuscript

CHAUCER: CANTERBURY TALES. The Wife of Bath. A page from a facsimile of the Ellesmere manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucers Canterbury Tales, c1410

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Arabs fighting tigers in the desert

Arabs fighting tigers in the desert
Tigers attacking an Arab caravan in the desert. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Jousting knights

Jousting knights
Knights competing in a tournament, Middle Ages. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Moving artillery in the French and Indian War

Moving artillery in the French and Indian War
Colonial artillery passing over Appalachian Mountains, French and Indian War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: HSET2A-00088

HSET2A-00088
Buffalo soldiers in the Arizona desert. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Frederic Remington

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Buffalo soldiers on a rough trail

Buffalo soldiers on a rough trail
Buffalo soldier and his horse taking a tumble from the trail, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Grizzly bear attacking a Pawnee hunter

Grizzly bear attacking a Pawnee hunter
Pawnee Indian and his horse attacked by grizzly bears, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorse Back Collection: American General Israel Putnam

American General Israel Putnam
General Israel Putnam on horseback, Revolutionary War Hand-colored engraving of a portrait

Background imageHorse Back Collection: The two eldest daughters of the Tsar on horseback

The two eldest daughters of the Tsar on horseback
The Colonel of Hussards, Olga and the Colonel of Uhlans, Tatiana, the two young grand-duchesses and eldest daughters of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, on horseback with their father

Background imageHorse Back Collection: General Sir Redvers Buller, 1900

General Sir Redvers Buller, 1900
Illustration showing General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC (1839-1908), the British military commander, on horseback during the Boer War, 1900

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Chaucer, Wife of Bath

Chaucer, Wife of Bath
The Wife of Bath on her pilgrimage

Background imageHorse Back Collection: Barnum & Bailey Poster

Barnum & Bailey Poster
Poster for Barnum and Baileys Circus



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"Horse Back: A Timeless Connection to History and Adventure" From Queen Elizabeth II in the uniform of Grenadier Guards to the Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest, horses have played a significant role throughout history. They have been loyal companions, symbols of power, and steadfast partners in battle. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren, we witness the valorous knight riding into adventure on his trusty steed. The Royal Logistic Corps relies on these magnificent creatures for transportation and support during military operations. Even Sir William Wallace rode gallantly into battle astride his horse, inspiring his fellow Scotsmen with unwavering courage. The image of the British army advancing at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 is forever etched in our minds - a testament to both human bravery and equine strength. Similarly, Scipio Africanus meeting Hannibal at the Battle of Zama reminds us that horses were not only tools of war but also brought together great leaders from opposing sides. The Battle of Agincourt about to begin in 1415 showcases how horses were essential for knights charging towards victory. Even Buffalo soldiers found solace as they drank from their canteens while mounted on their trusted companions. Artillery and horses depicted in Hs Power's painting at Ypres during World War I remind us that even amidst modern warfare technology, these majestic animals remained indispensable allies. And let us not forget St. George slaying a dragon as depicted in Greek Orthodox iconography - an enduring symbol representing triumph over evil through equestrian prowess. But it's not all about battles; sometimes it's simply about embracing nature's beauty. Horse riding on the beach at sunrise evokes feelings of freedom and serenity – a connection between humans and animals that transcends time itself. Whether galloping across historic battlegrounds or peacefully exploring scenic landscapes, "Horse Back" encapsulates our timeless fascination with these magnificent creatures.