This is a sketch that I made for a larger painting a while back. I'm posting it in honor of American Pharoah and his amazing running talent. Whether you like horse racing or not, you can't make a horse take ownership of the racetrack like he does. I used to gallop racehorses.... long ago and I wasn't particularly good at it (they tended to set their own pace and get me in trouble for letting them go too fast) but there is nothing like the rush of power and lift into flight without wings. I will never forget that feeling.