what does 8 horses means in chinese paintings?

We purchased a painting with 8 horses in it witha chinese characters/words at the upper left of the painting..some says it brings goodluck in business. But I wanted to know what it reeally means and the history behind it.

I think its the famous 8 horses of the King Mu of Zhou. It is a common subject of Chinese Artworks.
Horses are a traditional Chinese art subject because they have very positive symbolism in China, and in Feng Shui. It has the meaning of horses coming bringing success. In China horses are a symbol of power, endurance, beauty freedom and passion

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  1. Silvermist says:

    I think its the famous 8 horses of the King Mu of Zhou. It is a common subject of Chinese artworks.
    Horses are a traditional Chinese art subject because they have very positive symbolism in China, and in Feng Shui. It has the meaning of horses coming bringing success. In China horses are a symbol of power, endurance, beauty freedom and passion
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