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This old time range bull has more leg, slimmer, and heavier in the front than many cowmen like today. He may not fit in everyone’s program, but he is still a lotta bull and was more interesting to sculpt.
It's buyer beware with horse traders. To those who haven't been down that road, this guy may have a good story, but there is more to the story than meets the eye.
This is more of a quarter horse type running horse. I exaggerated the legs tapering to extra small hooves etc. to give more of an impression of speed.
This young girl and her horse have become partners. With both minds focused on a single goal as they round the last barrel, their eyes are on the prize.
This is a study for a heroic size sculpture for the Briscoe Museum. It will be placed on the River Walk between the river and the Briscoe. The cowboy is of Spanish origin now working for an American rancher. He has adopted many of the “northern” gear and ways but retained some of his own as well. It takes place in the late 1800’s. The space available was quite small to fit all they wanted into, and had a lot of elevation change in a short distance.
Some Longhorn steers are on the fight when the sun rises, but a roped one resulting in a broken horn is guaranteed to be in a bad mood. That's when they turn and say "Come on if you dare".
A photo of Commotion was so impressive I decided to do a sculpture similar. It was the night he was retired at the National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was one puffed up bucking horse and he knew everyone was looking at him. Incidentally he had several of his sons bucking at the finals that same year. The horses in the finals are voted in by the cowboys or a committee so it is quite an honor to be there.
Old Rodeo bulls spend a lot of time together. They form little social groups within-hierarchy and all. Though, at first glance, they appear to be gentlemen about it, you can feel and almost smell the thickness of tension and mistrust among them.
To be more environmentally friendly in some areas, loggers are using horses to skid logs instead of machines. Though not a wide spread practice, it is becoming popular again in smaller operations. Sometimes working alone, these skid horses still pull a tremendous amount of weight, and as a team of course, even more.