Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Horses

America’s Civil War: Horses and Field Artillery

Cincinnati
Traveller


Civil War General Philip Sheridan's taxidermied horse.


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Palomino
Deborah Butterfield

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Aged 95 and still the ‘Lady Bucking Horse Champion of the World,’ Fannie Sperry Steele died on February 11, 1983. ‘I have never tired of rodeo in my life,’ she had written. ‘I have never seen one show too many, be it good, bad or middlin’. I hope there’s an arena in Heaven…that’s where you’ll find me…Fannie Sperry Steele.’

Fannie Sperry Steele

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Sioux Chiefs on Horseback
Photo by Edward S. Curtis
1905

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Man o' War
Secretariat
Smarty Jones
Misty of Chincoteague
Black Beauty
Equus

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"'Because the spine of the horses is supported by backpacks worn by the puppeteers inside, the chest manipulator' — the puppeteer handling the chest and front legs — 'simply has to bend and straighten his knees, allowing the torso of the horse to raise and lower,' simulating breathing, Mr. Kohler said."



"...thinking about a problem for about 25 years..."

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Hippocamp
Turkish Brooch of a late 5th or 4th century date.


Hippocampus

Hippocampus

Noun

1. A complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of gray matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories.
2. Seahorses.
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Trojan Horse

1 comment:

Ander said...

That image of the Trojan horse is so awesome. I think I would like to see Deborah Buterfield create a horse with oldschool Roman armor or something to that affect. I know it would look very impressive, especially because her horses are usually lifesized.

Thanks for this post.