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Horse Weathervane Bucking Bronco

Bucking Horse Weather Vane Bronc


This Bucking Bronco Weathervane is a favorite around here. We love the active energy of it and the way it works with the principles of wind catching in such an irreverent and foot kicking fashion! It was originally commissioned to go on a barn cupola in the Rockies by customers who actually see wild mustangs in the hills around their home.

As pictured the sculpture piece is crafted from copper in swell bodied style. The mane and tale have been gilded with optional gold leaf, to accent the wildness of it all. This gilding will remain a bright contrast for many decades as the copper weathers in the outdoors.

Because our Weathervanes are made to order variations on a theme are definitely possible. In addition to copper, we can utilize brass, gold leaf, nickel silver and palladium to further distinguish each weathervane we make. And we can personalize this equestrian classic with the help of photos of a specific horse. We have also talked with several prospective customers about transforming this basic bronc horse into an Eventing Weathervane with splashing water and a fence or hedge beneath the hind quarters of the horse.

A bronco, or bronc is a term used in the United States and Canada to refer to an untrained horse. It may refer to a feral horse that has lived in the wild its entire life, but is also used to refer to domestic horses not yet fully trained to saddle, and hence prone to unpredictable behavior, particularly bucking. The term also refers to the bucking horses used in rodeo ‘rough stock’ events, such as bareback riding and saddle bronc riding. In modern useage, it is seldom used any longer to refer to a ‘wild’ or more accurately, a ‘feral’ horse, as the Wild Horse Protection Act prevents the capture of Mustangs from the wild for use in rodeos.