Kyrgyz Express Post issued a beautiful stamps portraying Galloping Horses as a part of stamp series dedicated to the fauna of Kyrgyzstan.
The souvenir sheet consists of two postage stamps, dedicated to the wonderful representatives of Kyrgyz fauna — horses.
The stamps depicts a light bay horse, galloping down a flatland and dark bay horse with a white mark on the forehead.
The stamps are a creative work of Vladimir Melnic.
Galloping Horses of Kyrgyzstan
Horses are the only surviving genus of the Equidae family and belong to the order Perissodactyla. Practically in all the countries of the world, the most frequently encountered subspecies of horse is Equus caballus, of various breeds.
Horses are indigenous to Central Asia. In this region, approximately five and a half thousand years ago, horses where domesticated by man for the first time.
The history of the Kyrgyz people is tightly connected with this precious animal. Horses where always an irreplaceable help domestically and a reliable comrade in battles against enemies.
A devoted horse used to be a symbol of honour, victory and good luck. Kyrgyz people have always treated horses like humans.
Horses feature in a great number of folk songs, myths, legends and tales. Horses are often depicted in poetry, painting, sculpture and cinema.
Kyrgyz people say that “A horse is man’s wings”, supporting and developing, through the centuries, their special poetical and emotional treatment of horses.
Title: Galloping Horses featured on Kyrgyzstan Stamps
Date of Issue: 21 December 2015
Denominations: 100.00 KGS x 2
Source: Kyrgyz Express Post