Don’t Look This Gift Horse in the Mouth

September 29th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

The Art Institute of Chicago will be trotting out a new sculpture on October 5. Gift Horse by German born and New York resident, artist Hans Haacke will reside outdoors on the Art Institute’s third-floor Bluhm Family Terrace above the Modern Wing through July 14, 2019. The 4000 lb. bronze sculpture is a 15 foot tall [...]

President’s Equestrian Portrait Headlines the News

September 8th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

New York, September 18, 1790. The President’s Portrait, Is finifhed by Trumbull - and a fine thing it is; defigned and executed in his fuperior ftyle of excellence. it is a full length, in his uniform of blue and bugs - boots and fpurs - head uncovered, - moft nobly relieved, in contract with a luminous [...]

Artistic Tribute for Jockey Julie Krone

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

A bronze sculpture of jockey Julie Krone, the first woman elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, has been gifted to the museum by Krone, artist Linda Stinson and her husband, Michael. Julie Krone bronze by Linda Stinson In 2000, Krone became the first woman inducted into the Hall of [...]

WARHorses’ Interview with Jane Heart Jewelry

July 7th, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , |

She did not intend to start a business, she simply couldn’t find a horse head belt buckle she liked, so she decided to design her own. Now, 24 years later, Jane Heart has become one of the most well-known equestrian jewelry designers. WARHorses is thrilled to partner with Jane Heart Jewelry offering her exquisite designs [...]

War Horse Memorial Unveiled

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Her name is Poppy – a name chosen in a nationwide contest by the Guides and Brownies. The War Horse memorial was unveiled June 6 at the Ascot racecourse. The bronze sculpture stands in honor of the millions of animals who died during WW1 pressed into service by man. The memorial is the work of equine [...]

Small Town Celebrates 100-Year-Old Horse (statue)

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt "Uncle Sam" from Toledo, Ohio I possess a level of nostalgia for those kitschy statues of the 1990’s, those funny figures strategically placed in front of a business to attract attention. I always knew we were near grandma’s house when we passed Uncle Sam – a disproportionately thin red, white [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Horses of Sand and Water

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Part of their appeal maybe their lack of permanence. They are not to behold for centuries like the equestrian sculptures of da Vinci or Remington, they are fickle to time. They will soon melt in the sun or wash away in the tide, erased forever by nature. Their pending demise seems to add to their allure, [...]

Crazy Horse’s Last Battle – January 8, 1877

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

We WARHorses are a tough bunch, we love our horses and demand time to spend with them. Crazy Horse was also tough, Chief of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Indians, he was a legendary warrior and fearless leader committed to protecting his people’s way of life. The Belle Fourche River Historians believe that Crazy Horse [...]

A New Perspective Under-Horse

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , |

Those rooftop footsteps overhead may not belong to Santa and his reindeer… …for Andrius Burba the source is more likely a cat, dog or even a horse. Burba, a professional photographer from Lithuania, photographs animals from underneath. His first project, cats, was such a success, he went on to photograph dogs, bunnies and more recently, [...]

Happy Birthday Toulouse Lautrec – An Artist Who Loved Horses

November 24th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was born November 24, 1864 in southern France to an aristocratic family. When his parents separated, Henri went with his mother to Paris. Raised in an environment of privilege, Henri loved horses and rode frequently. At a young age, Henri sketched prolifically filling notebook after notebook, horses were frequent subjects. Toulouse [...]