From the dawn of time – These drawings were discovered inside the Lascaux Caves in south west France in 1940. They are estimated to be around 18-20,000 years old and were created by Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers.
Stubbs the master – George Stubbs' "Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with Trainer, a Stable-Lad, and a Jockey" sold at auction for $35.9 million in 2011. The English artist is regarded as the finest painter of horses in history.
Anatomical advantage – Stubbs' "Mares and Foals in a River Landscape" was finished in 1767. Stubbs was a keen anatomical illustrator before his move into painting -- allowing him to capture accurate portraits of horses with a vigor which escaped many of his contemporaries.
Equine impressionism – Impressionist paint Edgar Degas was a huge admirer of the horse -- as seen with this work, "Race Horses."
Fallen jockey – During the 1860s horse racing became a major sporting spectacle in Paris after the Longchamp course was opened in 1857. Horses, jockeys, races and fans were all reflected in Degas' work.
Horse scultpure – This statue created by Elisabeth Frink is estimated to be worth between $180,000-$270,000. The creation, 'First Horse' was made in 1990 and is 57.1cm long.
Prancing bronze – This bronze model of an Echoche Horse made by Giuseppe Valadier (1762-1839) is worth an estimated $2,142,554.
A stroke of beauty – Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood had his painting of Teta the Horse replicated on deck chairs in a London Park in a bid to reproduce his "Pegasus" painting.