Happy New Year everyone! And happy birthday to all of the Thoroughbreds out there too! (since January first is their official birth date). I would like to show you all my newest sculpture, my New Year’s Horse! He is the same size as Fleur!! 7′ x9′ , in a jumping position, looking like he is jumping into the front doors into the lobby of Centenary’s Equine Center (Probably to visit Fleur!!).
I made him the same way I made Fleur!!, making a basic frame and then wrapping it with chicken wire to form it into a horse shape. I didn’t cover the horse totally in the cedar greens, just the legs, and head here in my studio . I also put the mane and tail on (spray painting them gold!). Otherwise, it would have been way too heavy to lift up into our horse trailer !
It took several trips to the Centenary, and a lot of cedars branches to finish him. I tacked up my Haflinger pony, Bellie, and we hauled the cedars in from our forests to complete this project. I have been hauling cut cedars with my ponies ever since I was little for our Christmas trees!
Here are a few more photos of him~
Thank you to all of my readers for visiting The Flying Shetlands! As of today, I have had 75 countries on my blog!! Jumping into a New Year,
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Beautiful horse; Happy New Year!
Thank you so much Ann!
You are amazing! Thank you for sharing this post with me. All the best in 2015!
Thank you so much Susie!! Happy New year:)