It was early morning. The statue is a cutout that someone put there a long time ago; it's in a public park. If you look closely you can see five different layers of hills behind it. I have a slightly blurrier picture that wasn't quite in focus, and it looks like there actually is a horse standing there, although you loose the detail in the grasses.
That hill and cut-out is at our home cross-country course, marking the "mile hill" Our course has the most hills in the state.
I'm not in any photo classes, although I do know a lot about setting up shots correctly, breathing, etc... (most of it I've learned from this site