graphite on paper
This beautiful horse pulls a carriage around the Independence Mall area of Philadelphia.
I like the combination of the natural elegance of the horse as contrasted with its elaborate and heavy bridle. I hadn't thought about any controversy over the way these service horses are treated until I looked up "carriage horse" online and found many sites dedicated to banning the practice.
Added later: If you read some of the comments made about this drawing, one woman actually recognizes this horse and tells me he has a pretty nice life. I know nothing about it, so I probably shouldn't have mentioned the controversy at all. It's nice to know his name is Ben!