The Copper Horse

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The Copper Horse
The Copper Horse

The Copper Horse is a statue marking the end of the Long Walk at Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park in the English county of Berkshire. It was scuplted by Sir Richard Westmacott and was erected in October 1831.

The walk begins at the George IV Gateway at Windsor Castle. The Copper Horse is a statue of George III on horseback, and is said to represent George as an emperor in the Roman tradition riding without stirrups, along the lines of the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius.

The statue was commissioned by George's son, George IV, and bears an ironic inscription: the best of fathers in Latin. Like so many father–son relationships in the Hanoverian family, however, George III and George IV were known to have despised one another.

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Coordinates: 51°26′42″N 0°36′33″W / 51.4451°N 0.6093°W / 51.4451; -0.6093