This is really beautiful work! There's a lot of great texture, and the color palette is easy on the eyes. I think it really relates Big McIntosh's nature, too, a hard-working stallion of few words. ^_^
Ah, the poor beasts of Animal Farm, deceived by the pigs who told them it was all for their own good... as their freedom was stripped from them by increasingly severe and oppressive laws and regulations, seizing ever more of the fruits of their labor for themselves until, far too late, they saw that the pigs were the same as those from whom they'd thrown off the yoke of servitude.
Hmm, now why does that feel so familiar?
Oh... ohhhhhhhhh... (feel like waking up yet, people?)
Flaws in your sort-of argument: 1) That book was very obviously on Communism and the USSR. 2) There's far too many 'muricans and "freedom fighters" such as yourself for them to get away with anything, even if the government was turning into a Communist dictatorship.