Here's an eBay auction for an odd-looking stuffed horse. Why did the taxidermist position it like this?
This is a full-sized, authentic stuffed horse. Real animal hair, hooves, mane, tail. Stuffed in a very unusual position. Measures approximately 60" x 36" x 75" Free standing, doesn't need pedestal. Old style taxidermy, not done anymore. Highly unusual prop for stage or theatre, wonderful gift for horse-lover, conversation piece for living room, unique and rare. Chestnut color, black mane and tail. Front right leg is missing, approximately 3". Some tears in skin – approximately 5-10, no longer than 1". Two tears in back, approx. 8". More pictures on request.
"Wonderful gift for horse-lover?" I kind of doubt it.