Muybridge’s Horse in Motion


After the beginning of the gallop, there are counts when the horse is in the air, her legs withdrawn, a diamond shape.

This is called suspension.


Her name is Sallie Gardner.

She’s by Vandal, out of Charlotte Thompson, Kentucky bred, of Irish pedigree, a Birdcatcher

Now she belongs to the patron, gold rush tycoon Leland Stanford, who wants to see her in slow motion, to prove a point.
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