My Horses

"... through his mane and tail the high wind sings, Fanning the hairs, who wave like feather'd wings."

William Shakespeare


Pai

Back when I was finishing my last year in highschool, I used to visit a nearby horse farm during my lunch breaks. I eventually took my first riding lessons there on one particular quarter horse mare named Patience. I was riding for about a year when the owner approached me and told me that she had to sell the mare since her children were not interested in riding any more. By this point I had finished school and was working. I decided it was time to buy my first horse and that horse would be Pai.

I had the pleasure of owning and riding Pai for 2 years. It was around that time that I decided it was necessary to further my education and go to college.

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Tari

After graduating, I ended up working for the college on temporary projects. I was living on a friend's farm and had the opportunity to purchase one of the new foals. A permanent position looked promising at the college so I decided to go ahead and purchase my friend's Arabian mare's foal. One week later Tari was born.

I worked with Tari for 8 months and had a wonderful time. My position at the college ended and I had to look for new work. A postiion became available at my present company but it meant moving to the city. Needless to say I had to part with another wonderful friend.

Tari was born on July 28, 1988 at 8:15 PM. Click on an icon to view a larger picture

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My Horse Paintings

I have been painting horses since 1981 and sold most of my work while I was going through school.

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Other Horse Related Art

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life size horse sculpture One of my school projects involved building a paper-meche sculpture. I decided I wanted to build a life-size horse. I built a wooden frame and constructed the main body out of chicken wire. The final covering was plaster bandage and dental plaster carved and sculpted to the final form of a large foal. Charlie-Horse (as I called him) was later sold to a local tack shop for display.

life size horse sculpture Another school project we had to do was to construct a 3D painting. This involved adding 3D objects to the painting like wool, bits of material and stuff. Once again I decided I wanted to go one step further and have my painting move. I constructed the picture so that when you plugged it in, the horse would lower his head into a feed bin and when he raised his head, his tail would flick. The painting also had a recessed window that lit up