NTERESTING FACTS: NUMBER OF HORSE LEGS RAISED IN A STATUE IS SIGNIFICANT

INTERESTING FACTS: NUMBER OF HORSE LEGS RAISED IN A STATUE IS SIGNIFICANT

In the United States and the United Kingdom, an urban legend states that if the horse is rearing (both front legs in the air), the rider died in battle; one front leg up means the rider was wounded in battle or died of battle wounds; and if all four hooves are on the ground, the rider died outside battle. For example, Richard the Lionheart is memorialised, mounted passant, outside the Palace of Westminster by Carlo Marochetti; the former died 11 days after his wound, sustained in siege, turned septic.

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