Rhiannon’s Legacy – for The Love of Horses | 20 March – 21 June
The relationship between horse and human is one of the longest love affairs in history set against the turbulent background of thousands of years of human and equine evolution.
In South Wales the story starts with the remains of horses found in the bone caves of Gower, when the horse was regarded as prey by man. Over the millennia the relationship deepens into a partnership reflected in early Welsh mythology in the tales of the horse goddess Rhiannon depicted in the Mabinogion.
This exhibition reflects the close relationship that has developed over 5,000 years, how the horse has shaped civilisation, and the local legacy of partnerships with the horse which survive today.
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