Conquest, War, Famine, and Death… the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Only Death is actually named in the book of Revelation, but descriptions are given of each. The symbols and horses were just begging to be made into a parody of the little ponies I loved so much as a kid.
The popular interpretation is Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death. I decided to stick with Conquest because I didn’t feel the symbols would really work for Pestilence. Revelation 6:1-2 says, “I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come and see!’ I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.” I’m sure I could have made up some symbols for Pestilence, but I wanted to keep the ones described.