“Equestus” is about the profound relationship, which the woman has with the horse. This intense togetherness is implied in the continuing hair pattern that flows over the horse and woman alike. We see the foetus foal inside the horse upon which the woman reclines and with which she identifies. The relationship is an extraordinary one of interdependent power and trust. This historical closeness between man and horse fascinates me and it is interesting that many adolescent girls are so drawn to horses at the point when they are transforming into women themselves. The dark, house like shape towards the top of the image, man made and a place of domestic experience, is ambiguous in its position. It may be behind the duo or it could be that the horse is bearing the weight of that as well as its own offspring and the figure.