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The horse had a strong emblematic value in the Middle Ages, signifying intelligence, boldness and loyalty. Its meaning in heraldry also varies with its attitude: in full career (or galoppant), it symbolizes strength, aggressiveness; unbridled and free it symbolizes peace and joy.


The horse is a symbol of strength in many cultures throughout the world. Powerful musculature, keen intelligence, noble spirit, and fluid grace come together in the horse, enabling the animal to run like the wind while remaining firmly grounded in the earth.


Horses signify warrior spirit and prowess, or valor in combat, as "they scent out war; they are roused to battle by the sound of the trumpet; when incited by a voice they are challenged to race, grieving when they are defeated, and exultant when they are victorious."

horse is also a symbol of loyalty.