NEW Holiday 2020 Painted Ponies

People are always looking for new gift-giving traditions at Christmas. Gifting beautifully crafted and hand-painted, Holiday-themed Painted Pony Figurines and Ornaments has become an exciting new tradition, the way giving glass balls, tin trains and cut-and-etched crystal became holiday gift traditions. Every year we come out with completely different and unique Holiday Painted Ponies, accompanied by stocking-stuffer ornaments. Make this Christmas memorable by ordering a Holiday-themed Painted Pony early for the special people in your life.



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We Three Kings Centerpiece
by Artist/Sculptor Kathleen Moody

In the story of the birth of Christ, three wise men travel to Bethlehem to worship and present precious gifts to the newborn babe. In this piece, the three wise men are represented by three glorious horses carrying gifts not for the Savior, but from him. The first horse - an earthy bay, carries the gift of Salvation in a living, growing vine winding up his shoulder. The second horse, a golden palomino, wears a bright star on his shoulder, representing the Light of Truth or the Good Word of the Gospel of Jesus.

The last horse, in pure white, displays a bright Phoenix, a rising symbol of the Resurrection or New Life available to all. The most precious gift the new babe brought is shown on the forehead of each of the noble stallions; a heart - the gift of the Love of God. Perhaps this Christmas, when sharing our gifts with each other, we can ponder on the wonderful gifts the Babe in the Manger has given to us.

The Trail of Painted Ponies is pleased to add Kathleen Moody to its stable of contributing artists. A phenomenal equine designer and sculptor who has spent 26 years creating animal sculptures for Breyer, Hartland Collectables, DaBar Enterprises,and Safari  Ltd. as well as her own line of resin horses. Kathleen is the designer and sculptor behind a number of Painted Ponies, including many in the Beauty of the Breed Series.


Kathleen Moody
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Peppermint Sticks
by Lorna Matsuda

Christmas is a time of year filled with family, gift-giving, hot cocoa and old-fashioned Christmas candy in the form of red-and-white peppermint sticks bent into canes to represent the shepherd's crooks in the Nativity story. This Christmas, someone's favorite winter holiday will be made sweeter when they find "Peppermint Sticks" under the tree or in a stocking hung from a fireplace.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

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Vintage Christmas
by Susan Sizemore

Displaying decorations from our childhood may no longer be trendy, but adhering to those traditions is what connects us to our family and our past. So as the calendar page turns again to December, we say it's time to remember the days of aluminum Christmas trees, bubble lights, train sets around the tree and tinsel (remember tinsel?), with this delightfully nostalgic Holiday Pony that sparkles and glows with dazzling vintage ornaments that were popular in the yuletide seasons that have come and gone.

"I have been doing some form of drawing, painting or crafts since I was very little. Growing up in the Pacific NW, up near Mt. St. Helens, gave me perfect opportunity to draw lots of the wildlife. After my first son was born, I started teaching art classes for children and adults in pastels and watercolors, then I moved on to learning scrimshaw and selling my scrimshaw on bone and fossilized ivory at trade and sportsman shows. That grew into designing teeshirts from scratchboard drawings and opening up several inline shops selling them, and also hand made mohair teddy bears. I seem to always find something new I want to try. I am self taught, grew up with a family that was very creative, and so it is now how I live my life, I create every day if I can, and LOVE it!"- Susan Sizemore


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Santa's Little Helper
by Lorna Matsuda

Displaying decorations from our childhood may no longer be trendy, but adhering to those traditions is what connects us to our family and our past. So as the calendar page turns again to December, we say it's time to remember the days of aluminum Christmas trees, bubble lights, train sets around the tree and tinsel (remember tinsel?), with this delightfully nostalgic Holiday Pony that sparkles and glows with dazzling vintage ornaments that were popular in the yuletide seasons that have come and gone.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

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Winter Feathers
by Laurie Cook

"Winter Feathers" is this artist's way of sharing a cherished moment: "I love feeding birds in the winter. It begins when I sit at the window in the morning, feet up and a mug of coffee warming my hands, waiting for my breakfast guests to arrive. Then I glimpse movement behind a frosty holly leaf, and soon they emerge from the greenery to swoop among my offerings of seed and suet. Their colorful feathers flash bright against the sparkly snow as they flit about, calling a greeting to a new day."

Raised in Southern California, one of Laurie's earliest memories is of drawing horses on the underside of the family coffee table. While still studying at Art Center College of Design she was recruited by Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri so at age 22 she moved halfway across the country, not knowing a soul in her new city. Her plan to work there for a year or two somehow stretched out to nearly two decades and by the time she left she had attained the highest level possible, that of "Master Artist,"designing everything from home decor items to Christmas gift bags; from thinking up new toy ideas to painting idyllic garden scenes. Some of her clients include Google, Mohawk Industries, Leanin' Tree, Carson Home, Current, and Hasbro. On the rare occasion she's not in her studio, she can be found hiking with her German Shepherd and two Labradors, or tending to her butterfly garden. Laurie has returned to Southern California and now freelances for a variety companies.


Laurie Cook

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Mistletoe Kisses
by Lorna Matsuda

Christmas brings such an abundance of love into hearts and homes that there could be no better time for a "Mistletoe Kisses" Pony to arrive to spread the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. To help set the mood, cute and furry little bears have come along for the ride, rubbing noses and giving loving hugs to each other as they wish everyone a blessed holiday season.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

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Graveyard Gallop
by Susan Sizemore

Add spook to your Halloween with a Painted Pony that looks like he has just risen from the grave and is galloping through a cemetery haunted with black cats and bats, ghosts and witches, and eerily carved jack-o-lanterns on a moonlit night.

"I have been doing some form of drawing, painting or crafts since I was very little. Growing up in the Pacific NW, up near Mt. St. Helens, gave me perfect opportunity to draw lots of the wildlife. After my first son was born, I started teaching art classes for children and adults in pastels and watercolors, then I moved on to learning scrimshaw and selling my scrimshaw on bone and fossilized ivory at trade and sportsman shows. That grew into designing teeshirts from scratchboard drawings and opening up several inline shops selling them, and also hand made mohair teddy bears. I seem to always find something new I want to try. I am self taught, grew up with a family that was very creative, and so it is now how I live my life, I create every day if I can, and LOVE it!"- Susan Sizemore


Susan Sizemore

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Holiday 2020 Ornaments

The Trail of Painted Ponies ornaments are perfect for holidays and everyday. Charming as a single ornament or as an entire collection, these ornaments will make every day a celebration.

Snow Queen Ornament

Peppermint Sticks Ornament
2.6" Tall
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O Holy Night Ornament
Vintage Christmas Ornament

2.6" Tall
Shipping August 2020




Vintage Greetings Ornament

Santa's Little Helper Ornament

2.6" Tall
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Crimson Joy Ornament

Winter Feathers Ornament

2.25" Tall
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Vintage Greetings Ornament

Mistletoe Kisses Ornament

3" Tall
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