Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (17 columns in semi-cursive script)
Nanshi [in Gansu Province] is a congenial habitat for heavenly horses;
Tens of thousands of them are always stalwart.
Floating clouds expand across the vast frontier;
Autumn grasses grow tall over the mountains.
I have heard that the pure bloodline of dragon-horses
Lives on in the aging Sushuang.
Neighing sadly longing to fight,
It stands tall facing the sky.
For the compassionate youngster Wushuang [Lin Taiyi] to keep. In the autumn of the renwu year  Beihong wrote the poems by old Du [Fu].
Li Ming 黎明 (Richard M. Lai, 1920–2011) and Lin Taiyi 林太乙 (Taiyi Lin Lai, 1926–2003)
Li Lin 黎林
 Documentation from Shi-yee Liu, Straddling East and West: Lin Yutang, A Modern Literatus: The Lin Yutang Family Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, no. 8, p. 53.
 Sushuang is a generic name for great horses.