it's a religious symbol and its there attempt at catching the spirit of a horse, or a horse in motion, there were no big cats in Britain at this time they had the Lynx and the British wild cat and the Uffington horse doesn't look like either.
Then explain the fangs/whiskers.
It could have been a big cat, and one that doesn't live in Britain.
The image could have been made by Phoenicians of whom is known that they visited the tin mines in southern Britain?
And this is a photo of a British wild cat:
Edited by Abramelin, 28 December 2011 - 01:48 PM.