Is this dizzying horse optical illusion the best of all time?

Rotating horse
(Image credit: TrippyHub)

It's no secret that we're big fans of a good ol' optical illusion here at Creative Bloq. But every now and then we stumble across an illusion that stands out among all its mind-bending competitors – and the famous rotating horse was very much one of those cases.

The illusion came to our attention through a video went that viral on TikTok back in March. It showed the black and white image of a horse continuously spinning around and asked the simple question, 'What direction is the horse rotating?'. Five months on, and we're still none the wiser, and this gem has truly earned its place in our roundup of the top optical illusions


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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.