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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]

Fairgrounds
Deer Lodge, MT
This Clydesdale horse was installed in front of the Fairgrounds entrance in 2005. He is there to advertise the Big Sky Draft Horse Expo. The horse is nicknamed "Clyde." He was repainted around 2013. [map]

Rock Bottle Shop
Grand Forks, ND
This Clydesdale horse and Dalmatian were installed at the Rock Bottle Shop in 2022. They are on a trailer so I don't know if they are there permanently. [map]

Draft Horses
Hesperia, CA
Horse
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]

Horse
Quapaw, OK
Horse
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.

Horse
Nashville, TN
Horse
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.

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