trueCOWBOYmagazine Sept/Oct 2014 - Page 12

“Some of the Blood Rescue images explicitly reference the original cave drawings in Lascaux and Chauvet. Others allude to the mammalian organic and skeletal structure of the horse, identifying horses as potential prey for carnivores. Still others show the horse as a beast of wonder: powerful, swift and mystical. With Blood Rescue, I invite you to re-imagine your own understanding of who these equines really are”, says Hansen. “I can only imagine what it was like mounted on a prehistoric horse going faster than any human ever had. From that day forward, horses became our companions”, says Hansen, “they’ve helped us with the hunt and worked for us. They even carried us into battle. They became our friends. We began to experience each other in new and different ways. And in the end, we loved each other”, he says.