Horses & Other Equines Statues (page 2)

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Army Navy
Bozeman, MT
Salem Feed
& Grain [gone]
Salem, CT
Gold Horse
Fresno, CA
Lloyd's of Lone Pine
Lone Pine, CA
The Pony
Memphis, TN
The rearing, fiberglass horse statue in Bozeman was located at Main Street Army Navy when this photo was taken in 2008. The statue was originally installed in front of the Country West store in the 1960s. Country West closed in 1997 and the statue was moved in front of the Masonic Lodge where it is located today. It is technically owned by the Masons. Main Street Army Navy closed in 2009. The ground floor store now houses Bangtail Bike & Ski. This statue remains. From the beginning, this statue has been installed on a revolving base. The statue is nicknamed Old Yeller. I believe these rearing horse statues were produced by the Fiberglass Menagerie in Alpine, CA. Apparently, they were also produced by Prewitt Fiberglass Animals in Lawndale, CA. I don't know which company created the design. These statues were also later produced, or at least listed in 1970s advertising materials by International Fiberglass in Venice, CA. For more, see this website. [map]

Salem Feed & Grain had another example of this classic rearing horse statue. This photo is from 2009. By 2013, it appeared that the statue was gone. There are numerous others around the country. I have seen promotional materials from the 1970s from the Fiberglass Menagerie Company in Alpine, CA showing this design. However, I don't know if that's where these statues came from or another company used those molds.

This Gold Horse stands next to Luftenburg's Bridal. It was restored in 2013. The building originally housed Cuttings Golden Horse, a Western wear and tack store. This is actually the second horse at this location. The first one was installed around 1969 but was stolen in the 1990s and replaced. [map]

The white horse at Lloyd's of Lone Pine is named Frosty. [map]

This pink horse statue is one of two installed on the roof of The Pony strip club. There used to be an identical fiberglass horse painted a very shiny silver on the ground by the road. That statue disappeared around 2009. [map]

Alcala's Western Wear
Chicago, IL

Alcala's Western Wear was founded in 1972. I don't know when these fiberglass horses were installed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bucking Horse
Bonsall, CA
Bucking Horse
Bridgeport, CA
This Bucking Horse model was originally produced by Prewitt Fiberglass Animals. The mold was used later by International Fiberglass.

This statue in Bonsall is located on private property.

This statue in Bridgeport is installed in front of the Redwood Motel. It may have revolved at one time. [map]

Apple Valley, CA
Trigger was the famous horse of the singer and actor, Roy Rogers. The horse appeared in all of Rogers' movies. This 24 foot tall, fiberglass statue was produced by Fiberglass Menagerie of Alpine, CA in 1975. It was originally located at the Roy Rogers Museum in Apple Valley. In 1976, the museum and statue were moved to Victorville, CA. At that point, the museum was renamed the Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Museum. In 2003, the museum and statue moved again to Branson, MO. That museum closed in 2009. In 2010, the statue was purchased and brought back to Apple Valley which was the Rogers' hometown. The statue is now located at the Sunset Hills Memorial Park. These photos are from 2015. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

With Roy Rogers' consent, when the statue of Trigger was produced, an identical statue was made for the Denver Broncos in 1975. After that, the mold was destroyed. This statue is painted white and is known as Bucky Bronco. The statue was installed inside the Broncos' Mile High Stadium. In 2001, the statue was moved to the new stadium when the Broncos moved to Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO.

Gallup, NM
Blue Mustang
Denver, CO
Horse and Rider
Pickerington, OH
Big Ben and Ian Millar
Perth, ON
This Horse in Gallup is one of a pair installed next to the Ranch Kitchen sign. The restaurant is closed now the the Horses remain. In 2010, these horses were painted black. They had been painted turquoise sometime between 2012-2014. [map]

The Blue Mustang was installed at the Denver International Airport in 2008. The sculpture is 32 feet tall and features red eyes that glow at night. The artist, Luis Jimenez, was crushed by the sculpture during its construction. The demonic looking horse is unpopular and many people would like to see it removed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Horse and Rider statue in Pickerington is installed next to a US Bank branch. It may be related to the Hunters Run Business Center nearby. Does anyone know more about this statue? [map]

The life-sized, bronze Big Ben and Ian Millar statue is a tribute to the highly successful Canadian equestrian team. It was installed in this park in 2005. For more, see this website. [map]

Horses and Riders
Lexington, KY
There are a pair of these Horses and Riders statues installed at the entrance to the Woodhill Circle Plaza shopping center. They appear to be fairly new. Lexington is home to the Kentucky Horse Park and calls itself the "Horse Capital of the World". [map]

Horses and Riders
Van Nuys, CA
This pair of Horses and Riders statues are located inside the Valley Relics Museum. They were originally installed in the late 1960s at the two entrances to the Porter Ranch Model Homes development near Chatsworth, CA. The statues went missing in the late 1980s and wound up near Palmdale, CA. After they were finally located and restored, they were loaned to the museum. The statues will eventually be moved back to the Porter Ranch neighborhood once a new city park is built. For more, see this website.

Overland Stagecoach
Overland Park, KS
The Overland Stagecoach stands in front of the UMB Bank. The statue has been here since at least the late 1970s. Does anyone know when it was first installed or the history behind it? For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Wichita, KS
Sacramento, CA
The Horse in Wichita is about eight feet tall and is made of chrome car bumpers. The sculpture was created by John W. Kearney. It is located downtown. There is a similar Kearney horse sculpture at Wichita State University. That one was installed in 1973. For more, see this website. [map]

The Horse in Sacramento was installed in a shopping center in 2009. It was created from recycled car bumpers by Sean Guerrero. There are at least two other Guerrero horse sculptures in the Sacramento area. For more, see this website. [map]

Hammonton, NJ
Abington, PA
The Horse statue in Hammonton stands on a pedestal in front of the Oriental White Horse Farm which is located on the White Horse Pike. For more, see this website. [map]

The Horse at the Abington Antique Shop looks like another homemade creation. This statue has no tail. [map]

Nag Horse
Wickenburg, AZ
Nag Horse [gone]
Tucson, AZ
This Nag Horse statue in Wickenburg is installed above the sign at the Horspitality RV Park. Does anyone know if this horse represents a particular cartoon or comic strip character? [map]

This Nag Horse statue in Tucson was apparently made from the same mold as the one in Wickenburg. These statues were produced by Prewitt Fiberglass. This statue was installed in front of Southwest Animal Health when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2013, the statue was gone. The owner of the Silverbell Nursery is storing it at his home.

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