Image and Context - Eadweard Muybridge Collections
On 15 June 1878, Eadweard Muybridge set up a line of cameras with tripwires, each of which would trigger a picture for a split second as the horse ran past. This settled a popular debate of the time that all four of a racehorse's hooves are off the ground simultaneously
Eadweard J. Muybridge's 182nd Birthday - Google
Print a the series of photos.
You can download it here:
These are the ones Eadweard Muybridge used, but you can make your own secuence, and even use words.
Now, the size: you can use the a letter size paper.
How many pictures? at least 3 sets.
A photographic highlight selected by the picture desk. The pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge, born on this day in 1830, is famed for his studies in motion. They contributed to the development of moving film, and made scientific discoveries such as proving that horses lift all four hooves off the ground when galloping. The debate on whether elephants run, walk, or do both at the same time continues