Horses & Other Equines Statues (page 1)

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Giant Rocking Horse
Winchendon, MA
The original Giant Rocking Horse was built in 1912 by Morton Converse, the owner of the big toy company in town. The 12-foot-tall grey hobby horse was named "Clyde" and made from nine pine trees. It was a copy of the company's #12 rocking horse. In 1914, the statue was entered in the local parade to celebrate the town's 150th anniversary. Winchendon was considered the toy production capital of America and nicknamed "Toy Town". The statue was moved to the railroad station for about 20 years. Then in 1934, it was moved to the Toy Town Tavern for about 30 years. After that, the statue was put in storage and fell into disrepair. In 1988, a new 12-foot-tall horse was produced, using the original as a model. This statue was named "Clyde II" and put in the covered pavilion where it is today. For more, see this website. [map]

More Rocking Horses:
Innisfil, ON

Trojan Horse
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Caesars Palace
Atlantic City, NJ
The Trojan Horse is a 65-foot-tall wooden horse with strobe light eyes. He was built in 1998. He stands in front of the Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park. I believe this is the go-kart track going through his belly. There was also a Giant Trojan here. For more, see this website. [map]

Caesars Palace opened in 1979. This fountain statue represents Caesar in a triumphal chariot with four horses. [map]

Golden Chariot
Sealy, TX
The Golden Chariot was previously located in Atlanta, GA. It has been located at IRC Surplus since around 2009. It depicts the Archangel Michael and seven golden horses which look more like unicorns. The sculpture is made of bronze. It was originally painted gold. [map]

Garden City
Party Store [gone]
Garden City, MI
Hy-Flash Beer & Ice
Oregon, OH
Penn Tavern
Morrisville, PA
County Line Ranch Supply
Greenwood, MS
The Garden City Party Store featured this fiberglass Budweiser Clydesdale installed on a trailer. These statues were produced by the DWO Fiberglass Co. of Sparta, WI. This photo is from 2010. By 2011, the statue was gone. [photo thanks Mark Comstock]

The Budweiser Clydesdale at Hy-Flash Beer & Ice is installed on the roof. It is from the same mold as the one in Garden City. [map]

Another Budweiser Clydesdale is installed over the entrance of Penn Tavern. [map]

The Clydesdale at County Line Ranch Supply is now installed on top of the store's sign. In 2013, the statue was standing on the ground. [map]

Your Pet's Market
Sebastopol, CA
The pair of Clydesdale horses at Your Pet's Market were installed around 2016 when the business was known as Bucks 'n Barks. [map]

Draft Horses
Hesperia, CA
Morongo Valley, CA
These two Draft Horses are located at Main Street Collectors which produces and sells all kinds of fiberglass statues.

The Horse in Morongo Valley is located at Willie Boy's Saloon. It looks similar to the warrior horses installed in front of P.F. Chang's restaurants but I can't find a match. [map]

Headquarters [gone]
Salina, KS
Thoroughbred Lounge
Louisville, KY
Las Cruces, NM
Coachella, CA
The horse at Horsemen's Headquarters appeared to be an Arabian. This photo is from 2010. By 2018, the horse and business were gone.

The Thoroughbred Lounge features two of these horse and jockey pairs on the roof. [map]

The Horse statue in Las Cruces is installed in front of a closed saddlery shop. The sign pole appears to be from a former Phillips 66 station. [map]

The Horse statue in Coachella has been standing in front of The Feed Lot since at least 2016. [map]

Quapaw, OK
Grand Rapids, MI
This Horse statue in Quapaw is located at an unidentified horse ranch. [map]

This Horse statue in Grand Rapids is located inside the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Nashville, TN
Manchester, TN
These Horse statues represent a Tennessee Walking Horse. The original sculpture was created by Michael McCracken for International Fiberglass around 1964. The horses' heads moved up and down and the articulated, mechanical right front legs stamped the ground. At least one of these statues was displayed with a rider on a billboard for Tennessee Walker Whisky [photo thanks Terry Nelson]. I don't know if the rider was optional or if that was the only statue that had one.

This Horse statue in Nashville was installed on a trailer at the BP gas station next to the Music Valley Wax Museum of the Stars. These photos are from 2010. Shortly after that, the statue was moved to a nearby Citgo gas station (now an Exxon station). The horse's head and leg are stationary. [map]

The Horse statue in Manchester is still operational. It has been located at Interstate Liquor since 1972. The owner believes that there were four of these statues made in 1971. [map]

There is also another one of these horses at the Frugal MacDoogal liquor store in Nashville, TN. It is believed that this photo showing one of these horses with three legs has been repaired and is the one located at Frugal MacDoogal. The fourth statue was in Berry Hill, TN. The exact location is unknown. It was in poor condition and may have been destroyed.

Equine Gatherings [gone]
Metamora, MI
Horse and Cow [gone]
Skokie, IL
This horse statues shown in this row are the most common. The model was first produced by Prewitt Fiberglass Animals in 1958 to help sell his fiberglass trailers. The original statue which was used to make the mold was created by Gladys Brown. Prewitt's trailers never caught on but the horses were very popular. In 1961, the statues were selling for $295. They were shipped unpainted so that the owner could choose their preferred color and markings. Prewitt sold thousands of these statues. Around 1963, International Fiberglass purchased Prewitt's company and began using the same molds.

Equine Gatherings, a tack shop, featured a handprint-covered fiberglass horse. This photo is from 2008. By 2016, the horse was gone. [photo thanks Mark Comstock]

This fiberglass Horse and Cow stood in front of Levy Venture Management. The statues were still there in 2018. By 2019, the business was gone and so were the statues.

Charles Town, WV
Merrill, WI
This Horse in Charles Town is installed on top of the porte-cochere of the Turf Motel. [map]

These Horses in Merrill are installed at a ranch and/or dairy farm. [map]

Prescott, AZ
Horse and Carriage
San Jose, CA
These two Horses in Prescott are installed on the roof of Savoini's Western Wear. The store opened in 1963. The statues have been there since at least 2008 and might even have been installed in the 1960s. In 2021, the horse on the left was gone. [map]

This Horse and Carriage in San Jose was installed on the roof of the Normandin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership in 1969. For more, see this website. [map]

Silver Saddle Motel
North Hollywood, CA
Sue's Tack Shop
Benton, AR
The horse statue at the Silver Saddle Motel is installed on the office roof. [map]

Sue's Tack Shop has several horses on display including this one installed on a pole and the other which has a unicorn horn. [map]

Centerville Western Wear [gone]
Oak Grove, OR
former Pony Soldier
Motor Hotel
Flagstaff, AZ
Western Shop
Rupert, ID
Green Horse
Night Club
Inglewood, CA
Centerville Western Wear featured this Palomino Quarter Horse on the roof. By 2018, the store had closed and the statue was gone.

The Pony Soldier Motor Hotel opened in 1962. There was a cow and a horse statue there in the 1960s. The cow is gone but this may be the same horse. The motel has been operated by Best Western since at least the late 1970s. This horse has a painted mane. For more, see this website. [map]

Hoggan's Western Shop opened in 1956. The store closed in 1976. The business continues at the same location as Hoggan’s Custom Canvas & Leather now. This sign and statue remain installed over the store. [map]

The Green Horse Night Club opened in 1958. [map]

Jedlicka's Saddlery [gone]
Santa Barbara, CA
Jedlicka's Saddlery
Los Olivos, CA
Christesen's Western
& English Saddlery
Pleasanton, CA
Lamas Western Wear
San Jose, CA
Makinson's Hardware [gone]
Kissimmee, FL
The horse statue at Jedlicka's Saddlery in Santa Barbara originally had a saddle and bridle. The horse at the Los Olivos location has a more modern looking horse statue. Both statues are wheeled in and out of the store each day. In 2019, the Santa Barbara location closed. I don't know what happened with the statue. The Los Olivos store is still open. [map]

This horse statue at Christesen's Western & English Saddlery is also located on a base with wheels for outside daytime display. [map]

This horse statue at Lamas Western Wear is stationed in front of the building during the day. For more, see this website. [map]

The horse statue at Makinson's Hardware was one of two statues purchased from a racetrack in the 1950s. One was destroyed in a car accident. According to another story, the statue was originally purchased in the late 1930s from the Hialeah Park Rack Track. In addition to selling hardware, the store was also a saddle shop and sporting goods store. Despite the wheels, I don't believe this statue had been moved in front of the store during operating hours since around 2008. The store closed in 2022 and this statue is gone.

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