51st Release - Design Meanings and Style - 2020
 

Canyon Beauty

Artist: Cheryl A. Harris

"Canyon Beauty" is an artistic celebration of the Native Tribes that inhabited and passed through the brilliantly colored, otherworldly formations of Indian Country in the Southwest. From towering buff-colored cliffs rising out of the canyons of Canyon de Chelly, to the gleaming domes of Utah's Capitol Reef, to the natural sandstone arches of red rock country, these one-of-a-kind landscapes were an artistic inspiration for the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni and Ute tribes.


 


Night Ranger

Artist: Iana Moczar

There's nothing quite like exploring the world on its oldest form of transportation. Wilderness landscapes, wide-open prairies, sagebrush hillsides, mountain meadows and river valleys are best experienced on horseback. It's a perspective that was enjoyed by those who rode across the American West when it was trackless backcountry. "Night Ranger" is an artistic nod to the moonlight rides under a star-roofed night sky that were a familiar part of a cowboy's life.

The stars on "Night Ranger" glow in the dark.



 

 

Voodoo

Artist: Kathleen Moody

Competition between stallions for mares on the wild horse range of the Sand Wash Basin can be brutal, and the battle between Picasso, a gorgeous pinto featured in The Trail's Summer 2019 release, and Voodoo, a single stallion that had lost his band, for the attention of a young filly, led to continual fighting. By early summer Voodoo had prevailed, but his victory was short-lived. On August 21, 2018 he was found with a broken leg and humanely euthanized. True story. In his memory, and in acknowledgement of the rivalry between these two spirited stallions, The Trail has created this companion piece to "Dance of the Mustang."


 

See my VIDEO of both Voodoo and Dance of the Mustang.

 

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