Animating a galloping horse

As another pixel art challenge I set about animating a galloping horse.

A four frame gallop cycle

The head of the horse was based on the horse from Stardew Valley but the body was drawn from a bunch of gallop animation references. Most of the references I found were twelve frames but I prefer to keep framerates low to minimise the time needed to recolor/reanimate.

I then put the cycle into a little animation to go along with some westerny sounding music I wrote a while ago and haven't really used yet.

Taking the horse out for a test ride