|The Stories behind the 1st Series
of Horse of a Different Color
These first nine are resin
Artist: Lauren Reeser
In 1776, huge Clydesdale draft horses were used to pull heavy canons, artillery, and supplies to aid in the War for Indepenence. The gentle giants with their calm dispositions yet incredible strength, stood fast in the heat of battle, and were there to provide arms and relief to the American soldiers. This majestic Clydesdale wears the uniform of the Continental Army, and is emblazoned with the circular stars of the first American flag, a tribute to its vital role in the American Revolutionary War.
Artist: Elizabeth Warner
The Seminole people of Florida are a Native American nation formed in the 18th century, comprised of many native tribes. African slaves, and white Europeans. The name "Seminole" is derived from the Spanish word "cimarron" which means "Wild". The unique clothing, rich stories, and independent spirit of the Seminole complments the history of the American wild horse also a mix of breeds and origins. The Seminole Horse wears the textiles, jewelry and markings of these native people and represnts their colorful past.
Artist: Ellie Kirkpatrick
On his second voyage in 1493, Christopher Columbus brought with him thirty Spanish Mustangs, a breed then considered to be the finest in the world. Breeding farms were established in the Caribbean and Mexico, and the Spanish horses became a vital part of the new society. The mix of Spanish and native Mexican peoples produced a unique and colorful culture, the artwork of which blended brilliant color, texture, and design. The Mexican Folk Art horse represents this blend of traditions and histories.
Artist: Reese Morrison
The Hohokam people of Arizona exited between 200 BC and 1450AD, and were known as the "Canal builders" for their superior farming practices. They were also skilled artisans, creatin gintricate pottery and woven baskets. The Hohokam Basket Horse represents this unique design and complex crafting, with shots of blue, representing the Hohokam's advanced irrigation techniques, dividing the stylied farm fields.
Artist: Johanna Erukquez
The warrior has long held an important role in Native American culture. Many believe that one is born into the life of a warrior from the moment of birth. And from that moment, he is destined to protect and fight for his people. The Warrior Horse embodies the warrior spirit, strong and peaceful, posing with a steady yet powerful stance. He exhitbits an elegant lattice of eagle feathers, a sign of bravery and skill, brilliant patterns painted on his body and face with pigments concocted from nature, keeping him close to Mother Earth.
Artist: Ava Godreau
The nomadic Bedouins believe that the Aradian horse was created from the four winds - spirit from the North wind, the strength of the South, speed from the East, and intelligence from the West. He is the master of the desert, a creature given flight without wings. Often myths like this are represented in beautiful mosaics that can be found throughout Morocco and other Middle Eastern countries, the origin and home of the Aradian horse.
Chief of the Sauk tribe in the early 1900's, advocated complicance, peace and unity between the Native American peoples and the United States. Portrayed by the artist George Catlin, this noble chief wears brilliantly colored regalia, and is depicted astride a spirited black stallion. These traits have been integrated into the design of "Keokuk, Sauk Chief" and respresent the life and accomplishments of this remarkable man.
Artist: Lauren Reeser
The Cherokee were a Native American tribe known as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes" in early 19th century American history. Although known best for their farming technologies, the Cherokee were also warriors and spent many generations in conflict with their neighbors, the Shawnee. The "Cherokee Warrior" horse wears the regalia of this nation's past heroes, and represents the spirit determination and strife of the Cherokee people.
Artist: Johanna Erukquez
The art of dance has long been practiced by many Native American tribes, used to develop a sense of pride in the native American culture and stay in tune with tribal traditions. Each dance that exists is rich in symbolism and is enhanced by drum beats, music and the expression and emotion of each individual dancer. The Dancer Horse celebrates this tradition with its brilliant patterns, flowing feathers, swaying tassels and beads that move in harmony with the music and the spirit of dance.
|These are ceramic|
| Field of Dreams
This painted mustang figurine features racehorse scene, and is depicted in full stride.
| Winning Streak
This painted horse figurine features mustang if full stride, with race horse scene on its side.
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