Italy is the cradle of the equestrian statue. Not only do we find here the only remaining equestrian statue from Roman times, but it is also the region where the rebirth of this specific form of art took place during the Renaissance. Some of these statues are not just depictions of rider and horse, but are irreplaceable and outstanding works of art. Therefore it is no surprise that the best-known modern artist who created a new form of equestrian sculpture is Italian: Marino Marini.