I went to visit a friend one year in January as a very gentle snow was starting to fall. She has a number of horses in a large barn and was kind enough to walk some of them out for me to take some photos. I'd produced a few paintings of another friend's horse, an ex-racehorse who has since passed away, and was keen to make some more horse studies and paintings. Equestrian art is a newer challenge to me, I've not grown up around horses so they present a steep learning curve in anatomy.
I felt her horse presented a wistful look in this stance, probably something to do with being dragged out in the snow flurry. The sketch is in oil on board, raised, mounted on board and framed.
Oil on board