My kingdom for a horse.

As I’ve stated previously, it seems that there’s a statue of a guy on a horse nearly everywhere you go in Washington D.C.

Not true, of course, but there are a lot of them. According to dcmemorials.com there are 29 equestrian statues in the D.C. area (28 men and 1 woman – Joan of Arc).

There’s an unofficial statue code which states that the number of hooves that are lifted into the air on an equestrian statue indicates how the rider died. One hoof raised means the rider was wounded in battle. Two hooves in the air means the rider died in battle. All 4 hooves on the ground means the rider survived combat unharmed.

However, the code is more of an urban myth. Of those 29 statues in Washington D.C. only 7 adhere to the “code.”

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