The Sweet Slave
Were slaves allowed to ride horses?
Slaves with experience raising, and training Civil War horses, and riding horses were exceptionally valuable to plantation owners and military officers.
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Many Confederate soldiers brought their own horses into war, they had already formed intense emotional unity and trust in one another; One of the most well-known Civil War horse-soldier relationships was between a rider and horse who before the war had never met: General Robert E. Lee and Traveler.
My neighbor forwarded my painting to another artist, and a comment came from artist Brandy Dodero”: Dooley” was. “Art is supposed to elicit an emotion from the viewer. This painting reached me. It has me shaken to my core. The part that strikes me the most is the relationship between the black man and the horse. They are both slaves to the Confederacy aiding them in their cause. The joy on the man’s face is genuine as he gives the apple to the horse, who is desperately straining to grasp onto the gift of deliciousness in what might be the only good thing that happens that day. It has such deep meaning. There is an ethereal exchange happening right beneath the noses of the riders and yet, they seem to believe that they are the ones in charge.
The figures in the sky know the score and are watching it all”.