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WHITE HORSE 

Tips to finding the quickest way to your White Horse.

 

What’s the interest in White Horse?

‘White Horse’ is one of the most popular horse related key-phrases used on the net. The Overture Database recorded 15,261 enquiries in December in the English speaking world alone. Why?. What’s so special about White Horse? 

The answer is that the White Horse has a totally different significance or importance to different members of the human race. All the different interests combined add up to a formidable total. And, yet there is one common theme running through every interest: religion, or more precisely spirituality, an obsession with the enduring truths of our very existence, our significance as human-beings and the iconography that accompanies this.

The principal interests in White Horse are as follows:-

  • The White Horse was a religious symbol to the Celts and to the Romans. There is enormous fascination in the Druids, Stonehenge, the Celtic religion, and the origin of the Chalk Downland sculptures in Britain and elsewhere. Epona and her White Horse has acquired cult status today among those seeking after the eternal verities. Jewellers create Epona charms and necklaces
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  • Jesus rode on a White Horse, the scriptures refer to a White Horse in the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and it was a White Horse our Saint George rode in the Crusades. The White Horse acquired a huge iconic significance to Christians. The Crusaders rode White Horses whenever possible, and legend has it of they amassed armies with white flags and white horses. Martin Luther’s admirers met at the White Horse Inn at Cambridge at the beginning of the Reformation, the iconography crossing the Atlantic with the Pilgrim Fathers and embedding itself within the US.
     

  • White Horses became symbols of power. Conquerors and army generals adopted White Horses as their mounts.
  • Breeding White Horses for War Horses became fashionable. White Horses became status symbols.
     
  • White  Horses were bred for their beauty, their symbolic value and their value as mounts.  
  • White Horses became popular subjects for famous painters, like Gaugin and Constable.
      
  • White Horses from Spain and the Camargue form the bedrock of out breeding stock for the white horses we enjoy owning and riding for pleasure today.

Hints and Tips on finding your White Horse.

The Internet is a marvellous resource but you can waste a lot of time on fruitless searches. If you are interested in White Horse as a name then put it in inverted commas like this “White Horse” and add any other keyword you wish e.g. “White Horse” pub signs , “White Horse” Inns or “White Horse” Uffington.

If you are looking for mentions of white horses in historical context it pays to leave off the ‘commas’ e.g. White Horses in the Crusades. You get a wider search.

More detailed information and links to everything 'white horse' including Goddess Epona and the White Horse, White Horse as a Christian Symbol, Famous People and their White Horses, White Horse in recent times, White horse in art.


 

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Two horses and their best friends free cross stitch chart

 

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