In the 70s, the famous artist Bev Doolittle and her husband traveled to the southwestern US. During her trip, she was inspired to paint this impressive and strange painting. Ever since its creation, people have been asking one question: how many horses are there in the picture?
The beautiful painting uses a camouflaging effect which makes it tricky to make out the proud animals from the background.
How many horses are there in this picture?
Very few people manage to get it right on their first try. Can you do it? Ready, set, and go!
Painting Source: Bev Doolittle
Do you have your answer? Make sure to look extra close before scrolling down to the solution!
So it turns out that there are 5 horses in the picture. Four in the middle, and one to the far left.
Are there more?
Some people claim that there’s a sixth and the seventh horse in this painting.
These people say that there’s a sixth horse behind the ones in the middle. Personally, I don’t see it, but you might be one of the ones who can.
There’s also a rocky outcropping behind the herd, which can be interpreted as an abstract horse.
You judge for yourself – but personally, I think 5 horses is the right answer!
Apparently, only 1 in 7 people can spot the quintet on their first try!