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Horses & Other Equines Statues (page 1)

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Horsemen's
Headquarters [gone]
Salina, KS
Thoroughbred Lounge
Louisville, KY
Horse
Las Cruces, NM
Horse
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]

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.

Horse
Charles Town, WV
Horses
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]

Horses
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
Animal
Health International
Twin Falls, ID
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]

The horse in Twin Falls projects from the roof of Animal Health International. It has been there since at least 2012 when the business was known as Walco International. [map]

Norman's Ranch
& Sports Wear
Havre, MT
Hoggan's
Western Shop
Rupert, ID
Green Horse
Night Club
Inglewood, CA
Bray's Saddlery
& Western Wear
Minot, ND
Norman's Ranch & Sports Wear opened in 1960. This horse may have been installed on the canopy then. [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]

Bray's Saddlery & Western Wear opened in 1927 as a shoe repair shop. This statue is believed to have been installed on the canopy in the mid-1970s. [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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