Horses of this type, standing on openwork integral plinths, were votive offerings in the Geometric Period and are widespread throughout the Greek world. See, for example, two Thessalian and one Laconian example from the Levy Collection, nos. 72-74 in von Bothmer, ed., Glories of the Past. See also a Corinthian example, no. 33, p. 64 in Rolley, Greek Bronzes.