12 ½″ x 9 ½” x 4 ¼”
Rectangle base with swivel walnut wood and black granite
Limited Edition of 9 Bronze
Let Curt tell you about this piece!
Here’s the last in a four piece series based on the sketches of Edward Borein. The little sketch this piece was modeled after was very unique for Borein. The rider is a rodeo rider who no doubt was a ranch cowboy, but he had a lot of show in him. The horse is in a great position of bucking, throwing his rider back, but this cowboy is going to require a lot more than that to get unhorsed.
You will notice the batwing chaps this guy is wearing. These were very showy, provide a lot of action when a horse was bucking, and really showed off the movement of the rider. He is riding a Visalia centerfire saddle. This saddle was a slick fork, meaning it had very little swell on the fork. And look at that hat! This was a six inch brim Stetson, very popular at the time, especially with bronc men. This cowboy was going to really put on a show. You will notice his hat is off, hovering over the hip of the horse. This is known as “fanning” a bronc. The rider would take his hat, spank the horse’ hip with it as he rode him to make him buck harder. You can see the rider is yelling “Is this all you got?” as he shows off for those looking on. The horse has on a hackamore, a bite less bridle used to start horses under saddle in the vaquero traditions. It has a blindfold on it. In these days, at a rodeo, they would take the horse to the center of an arena or field put the hackamore on with a blindfold so they could get the horse saddled. The rider then mounts his horse, lifts the blindfold, and its “Let’er Buck!!!”
This is an action filled piece that is perfect to close out the series. It shows Boreins love of the West and the vaquero and his wonderful ability to portray action. Edward Borein was a brilliant artist.
This rider was looking forward to a wild ride as he stepped aboard a “Powder Keg”.