This exercise allows you to express yourself by painting a story on the canvas provided by the horse. Native American Indians used the horse, to express emotions experienced throughout their lives. Spiritual healing requests for a sick family member could be expressed on the side of their horse. War paint for horses going into battle would express the commitment and valor of the rider. Express your journey, using the horse as your canvas, and then at the end of your painting, wash it all away – as none of us is defined by our story …. * Paints used are non-toxic and of the variety used by children in kindergarten.