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Shipping November 2020

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Forever Young
by Artist/Sculptor Kathleen Moody

Developed during the Middle Ages as a war horse because of its height and speed and ability to carry knights in full armor on their backs, the Friesian almost faced extinction by the end of World War II, before it was crossbred with other selected types of horses to produce animals suitable not only for sport disciplines but carriage driving. With its heavy stature, noble head set on a high arched neck, long and flowing mane and tail, and willing temperament, a crossbred Friesian mare with its young foal running beside her is a vision of the past as well as the future.

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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Kristen Reiter

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Pride of the Nez Perce
by Kristen Reiter


A Tribute to the Appaloosa Horse…

Through selective breeding, the Nez Perce Native American tribe is widely credited with creating the Appaloosa horse. The Appaloosa is known extensively for its uniquely spotted coat, but the Nez Perce were also careful to breed for endurance, courage, intelligence and a quiet nature. To them, the Appaloosa was not simply a beast of burden, but a member of the family - and it still is to this day. "Pride of the Nez Perce" is a celebration of this special relationship, and an offering of gratitude to the tribe for the gift they have provided in creating the magnificent Appaloosa.

To learn more about the Appaloosa Horse Club please visit: www.appaloosa.com

From the age of four, Kristen Reiter knew her calling and pursued her goals with intense focus and dedication.  She earned her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin - School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and is a partner in a small animal practice on Whidbey Island, Washington. 

The creativity, imagination and innovation that aids her in troubleshooting the mysteries of medicine also provides talents for engaging in the arts.  Kristen enjoys expressing herself through all manners of materials - from photography, to pen and ink, to clay and, most recently, stained glass.  She is an award-winning and nationally published writer and photographer, having works published in books such as The Legendary Appaloosa and Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover’s Soul as well as popular magazines as Horse and Rider, The Trail Rider, and the Appaloosa Journal

Kristen is currently a national Director for the Appaloosa Horse Club.  She has owned Appaloosas for nearly forty years and is a sixteen-year veteran of the historic Chief Joseph Trail Ride.  While horses compose the majority of her subject matter, she favors the Appaloosa for its unique coat patterns and colorful history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mystic Dreamer
by Emily Overman

Over the course of time, different animals have taken on a dimension of magical symbolism. Think eagle and bear. But the horse, in particular, occupies an esteemed place in the folklore and legends of cultures around the world. In search of fresh ways of capturing the magical energy of horses and incorporating it into an original design, this Artist created "Mystic Dreamer." With a coat the color of moonlight, and adorned with crystals, beads, and totems, "Mystic Dreamer" was conceived as a guide on the journey to new beginnings for those who chase their dreams.

I’ve loved to express myself artistically ever since I was a child. I really enjoy finding ways to incorporate creativity into my everyday life, and I like to pay close attention to aesthetic and small details. Drawing has always been a favorite hobby of mine, and it’s something that allows me to give my ideas life and share them with other people. I feel strongly about freedom of self-expression, and art is my outlet for staying true to that. With a strong love for animals and nature, I like to use these subjects in my artwork and combine them with fantasy elements. Horses are a favorite subject of mine, and I work to capture their beauty and emotion when drawing them. My primary goal as an artist is to enjoy the process and create works of art that represent the visions in my mind. - Emily Overman


Emily Overman

 

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El Vaquero
by Janet Snyder

Decked out in sombreros and serapes, the Vaqueros were the working cowboys of Mexico's missions and ranches in the American Southwest. Skilled at all aspects of ranch work, they made and threw lariats, herded and branded cattle, and were excellent horsemen who trained their mounts to respond to the slightest cues. Indeed, the design of their saddles - styled so they could ride every day, all day long, and still keep their horse's backs healthy - influenced the style of the western saddles of today… which is why ballads were written and sung about Vaqueros.

Janet Snyder attended the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, where she majored in painting and minored in drawing. Janet is now a graphic designer for a big ten University in Illinois where she designs a variety of materials and web graphics.


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NEW Winter 2020 Painted Ponies

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Voodoo
by Artist/Sculptor 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."

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Pony will go to several non-profit organizations whose mission is to improve the range for wild horses in free roaming herds.

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.


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Pony on Parade
by Julie Karnath

Parade horses have a rich and colorful history. They are all about flash, flair and eye-catching style, which is why they are as big a crowd-pleaser as marching bands and floats. "Pony on Parade" - elaborately decorated with a beautifully hand-crafted western saddle and bridle, with brightly colored ribbons added to the mane and tail, and moving proudly in a high-prancing "parade gait," - is The Trail of Painted Ponies' entry into this honorable tradition.

As a young,“horse crazy”child, my favorite subject to draw was horses. In high school I expanded my subject matter and drew and painted various back drops and decorations for everything from high school plays and musicals to senior proms. This continued through college where I was recruited for a variety of projects.

When I do have time I paint everything from murals to wine glasses.  My largest project was painting murals on the inside of a restaurant. I also enjoy creating jewelry and sculpting. If there is a blank space on something it can be painted. The walls of my house are tempting!
Art is relaxing and therapeutic for me. I am thankful that God uses me as one of the conduits for his work.


Julie Karnath

 

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Shipping September 2020

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Canyon Beauty
by 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.

This Indiana professional artist exemplifies diversity and versatility. Her 42 year career had included employment as a graphic designer for a large children's furniture manufacturer, a technical illustrator for a retail chain of stores, 14 years as an Art Director for a full-service Indianapolis advertising and marketing firm, and 27 years of self-employment with Cheryl A. Harris Design and Illustration, where she offers her services to small businesses, corporations, hospitals, foundations and private consumers.


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Sea Stallion
by Christopher Paskert

Ancient mariners believed that when Poseidon, the moody mythical Greek God of the Sea, stirred the oceans into storms with his fury, that the waves crashing on the shores were pulled by horses with fish tails. "Sea Stallion," the color of the sea and adorned with treasures claimed from Poseidon's jeweled palace under the sea, stands ready for his Master's call.

Christopher Paskert has won multiple art competitions, including Best of Show at the Florida Equine Art Show, Representative Class at the Sun City Center Art Guild Annual Show, and he has also won previous Trail of Painted Ponies art competitions. We welcome Christopher to The Trail's growing family of artists.


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Night Ranger
by 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.

Iana Moczar has been drawing, coloring and customizing for most of her life. She loves experimenting with the many different kinds of media avaiable.


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NEW Holiday 2020 Painted Ponies


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 DILLARD'S EXCLUSIVE

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Snowball
by Lorna Matsuda

“Snowball” had no idea what a great day awaited him when a jolly fellow with a white beard in a red suit stopped in front of his stall to admire his silver coat, and comment that his dapples looked like snowballs. “Ho Ho Ho,” the jolly fellow said. "You are the perfect horse I have been looking for.” And that very next Christmas, adorned in a beautiful saddle that sparkled with emeralds the color of holly and berry-red rubies, “Snowball” pranced with pride at the front of a Christmas Parade.

To purchase "Snowball," please visit or call your local Dillard's store. To find a Dillard's store near you, view the Dillard's Store Locator >

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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