How many pictures were there in horse in motion?
The collotype plates measured 19 by 24 inches, each were contained in 36 by 36-inch frames; the total number of images were approximately 20,000.
Does a horse ever have all 4 feet off the ground?
In the gait known as the gallop, all four feet leave the ground-but not when the legs are outstretched, as you might expect. In reality, the horse is airborne when its hind legs swing near the front legs, as shown in Muybridge’s photos.
Who asked Muybridge undertake the motion studies?
In 1872, the former governor of California, Leland Stanford, a businessman and race-horse owner, hired Muybridge for some photographic studies. He had taken a position on a popularly debated question of the day — whether all four feet of a horse were off the ground at the same time while trotting.
Who was hired to solve a bet on if a horse in a gallop has all four feet off the ground at the same time?
Well, it was to Leland Stanford, who adamantly felt that, yes, at certain points mid-gallop, all four hooves must be off the ground. Our human eyes, though, could not perceive this motion, especially in an animal as speedy as a thoroughbred horse. So he hired Eadweard Muybridge to settle the score.