war paint.....an Indian's horse was known to be brave and steady when it came to fighting.These horses also showed no fear when used for buffalo hunting even though buffaloes could be twice their size and dangerous when angered or hurt.
Indian War Horse The Indian war horse was highly regarded by its American Indian owner, who often honored and protected his war horse by painting tribal symbols upon the animal's body. While the symbols used and their meanings varied from tribe to tribe, there were some common symbols that were widely used on the Indian war horse. In this article, you will find explanations of some symbols which Indians used to decorate their war horses.
Native American Face Paint; Customs, Colors, Designs