A Horse Runs Through It #1

Part one in an irregular series in which we find examples of videos, films or advertisements that feature a random loose horse that just happens to be galloping by, no matter how incongruous the setting. It’s all so symbolic! This one is Kylie Minogue’s video for All the Lovers, which stars a handsome cremello.

All nominations for this series are welcome, along with guesses as to just what the horse represents in each film.

Published by Susanna Forrest

Author of The Age of the Horse: an Equine Journey Through Human History and If Wishes Were Horses: A Memoir of Equine Obsession.

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  1. Erm…right. The Beatles’ “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” is springing to mind, as is the old chestnut about “don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses…”

    I guess the horse is the Symbol of Untamed Nature and Beauty and Sensuality, a burden it’s long had to carry…but I couldn’t begin to fathom what the misplaced Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the inflatable elephant are supposed to represent.

  2. What a funny series- certainly horses are everywhere- typically signs of elegance like in fashion spreads, but in music videos I would say it represents freedom and strength… I’ll let you know if I come across anymore examples! (Selena Gomez “love you like a love song” had horses painted pink for hers, but due to welfare outcries, they are dropped from the official video)

  3. I did post something on the Gomez video – can’t believe it got banned. I’m sure it was just because she was dating Justin Bieber, and the combined power of Bieber mania and teenage emotion about horses was too much.

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