22nd Releases - Design Meanings and Style - 2012 Winter
 

Spirit of Freedom

Artist: Lynn Bean

In America, no bird has the symbolic power of the eagle. Native Americans considered eagles to be holy and their feathers sacred, which is why they adorned themselves with eagle feathers to show their rank in the tribe. It is said that the eagle became our national emblem when, at one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War, eagles circled in the sky above the patriots fighting below, "shrieking for freedom." Combining a bald eagle with red, white and blue colors and the stars and stripes of the American flag, Spirit of Freedom soars.

Lynn Bean also made: Appaloosa Peacock, Fetish Pony, Copper Enchantment, Gingerbread Pony & more...

 

A Gift from the Sea

Artist: Kim McElroy

According to legend, the Greek god Poseidon (a.k.a. Neptune) ruled the seas from a palace of coral and gems on the ocean floor. He was said to have a volatile temperament. When angered, he would summon storms that wrecked ships. For fun, he created monsters like octopus and squid. To demonstrate his love for his wife, he created the dolphin; but he also had a wandering eye. When he pursued the goddess of fields and harvests, she told him, "If you give a gift, the most beautiful thing on the face of the earth, I will be yours." So he created a horse and, when it galloped from the sea, tossing its mane and tail, she thought it was so beautiful she gasped and said she was his forever.


This is Kim's first pony design.

 


Stands in Beauty

Artist: Fabienne Leydecker
There is a Navajo healing ceremony that bears the name "Beautyway." The term cannot be precisely translated. Its meaning has to do with being in harmony with all things, all people, all animals; and when you recognize the beauty in your surroundings, that success, well being and happiness will come your way. Stands in Beauty reminds us that beauty is everywhere, if we take the time to look around us.

Fab also made: Standing on Guard, Song of Angels, Country Christmas, and Happy Trails pony - Simply Home.

 


Sacred Paint

Artist: Gary Montgomerey

Seeking a new way of rendering the inseparable relationship between the Indian and his horse, this full-blooded Seminole artist – whose great-grandfather made the long walk on "The Trail of Tears" when the Seminole tribe was forced to move from the Florida Everglades to the Indian Territories of Oklahoma – turned the distinctive white markings of a Paint Horse into ghostlike portraits of his grandfather, animal spirits and iconic images of Plains Indian warriors.

This is Gary's first pony design.

A Special Tribute to the 2012 Olympics


Big Ben

Artists: A Mother & Daughter Team ~ Karlynn Keyes and Valor Lee. Karlynn

Introducing "Big Ben," a bold, British horse that represents the English riding style, which is renowned throughout the world. Great Britain will welcome spectators from across the globe to celebrate the Summer 2012 Olympics in London, with three equestrian disciplines; Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. This is the only Olympic sport where men and women compete against each other on equal terms. The UK is ready to showcase their finest sport horses in the land that has enchanted Kings, Queens and commoners for centuries and is synonymous with excellence in all horse sports. Introducing "Big Ben," a bold, British horse that represents the English riding style, which is renowned throughout the world. Great Britain will welcome spectators from across the globe to celebrate the Summer 2012 Olympics in London, with three equestrian disciplines; Dressage, Eventing and Jumping.

This is the only Olympic sport where men and women compete against each other on equal terms. The UK is ready to showcase their finest sport horses in the land that has enchanted Kings, Queens and commoners for centuries and is synonymous with excellence in all horse sports.

Karlynn Keyes also made: Children's Prayer Pony, Big Red, Silverado, Noel, Dashing Through the Snow, Cowgirl Cadillac, Happy Birthday & King of Hearts.

23rd Release ~ 2012 Spring

Horseplay

Artists: Vickie Knepper-Adrian

This playful Painted Pony is all about the games people play. From board games to baseball, these are the games of our lives! We begin with a simple jump rope and tic-tac-toe and soon we are playing team sports that teach us about good sportsmanship. Finally, there are the card games and board games that invite us to exercise our minds, as well. Horseplay invites everyone to discover the joy of playing games with family & friends.

 

Gold Rush

Artists: Stefanie Schaetzchen

This Painted Pony is as good as gold! Inspired by the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s, Gold Rush magically captures the look and feel of mountain currents, carrying gold nuggets downstream, where the dreams of gold-seeking treasure hunters came true. Stake your claim on the vast riches of the American West, just like those prickly prospectors who panned for that glittering gold did, over a century ago.

 

 

Sea Horse

Artists: Sue Ann Clark

This is a Painted Pony that Jacques Cousteau would have loved! Ocean lovers no longer need to take a scuba-diving vacation to tropical islands to experience the beauty of an underwater paradise. Sea Horse invites you to discover the deep blue sea, above a colorful coral reef in the company of exotic marine life: a Dolphin, Puffer Fish, Angel Fish, Sea Turtle and, yes, an adorable little Seahorse, so named because it looks like a little horse!

 

Navajo Sand Painter

Artists: Cheryl A Harris

According to the Navajo religion, the Universe is perfectly balanced and everything in it walks in beauty. There are times, however, when this balance is upset and harmony must be restored. Navajo Sand Painter depicts these ceremonies involving prayers, songs and sand paintings featuring sacred Navajo symbols carefully drawn with colorful sands by powerful Medicine Men. Mother Earth rejoices.

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