The Thracian Horseman is the name given to a recurring motif of a horseman depicted in Hellenistic and Roman reliefs in the Balkans.
Inscriptions found in Romania identify the horseman as Heros.
The Thracian horseman is depicted as a hunter on horseback, riding from left to right. Between the horse’s hooves is depicted either a hunting dog or a boar. In some instances, the dog is replaced by a lion. The rider is also sometimes shown as approaching a tree entwined by a serpent, or as approaching a goddess. Its depiction is in the tradition of the funerary monuments of Roman cavalrymen, with the addition of syncretistic elements from Hellenistic and Paleo-Balkanic religious or mythological tradition.