Detail,Biographic panel from Joliet, Montana. Keyser and
Alberta, Canada. Three lines from the back of the
horse's head represent feathers, or possibly two
ears and one feather.
Shield cover. GeorgeHorse Capture. and Emil Her
Portrait of Few Tails by Red Dog, ca. 1884. GeorgeHorse Capture
As Jim Keyser has demonstrated in his many analytic rock art publications, much can be learned from careful attention to the details in rock art, and by comparison with other art forms which display the same sort of imagery. In the case of horses decorated with feathers it can represent a warrior prepared for war, or for a ceremonial occasion.