6 x 4.5 x 3 inches
This rearing horse is the spirit of a mustang reveling in his freedom. He is perhaps rearing up to show himself larger than a rival opponent in competition for his mares. In this “lost wax bronze” process, the model was first made in wax, then a mold made around it, and bronze poured into the mold. As the bronze was poured in, the wax melted away.  This sculpture was poured as a solid and shows some crazing in the neck area where the metal cooled quickly. The crazing adds a rough character quality to the expressively-rendered horse.