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Horse Weathervane – Dressage Extended Trot

Dressage Weather Vane, Extended Trot, two stances

Pricing*
Small:$1995.
Medium:$3595.
Large:$5095.

Our Extended Trot Dressage Horse Weathervane was originally commissioned by the owner of a horse competing in the Olympics. She sent us photos of the amazing physicality of formation this horse had attained. In the photos above hers has a very highly lifted fore and rear leg. Later, we had customers see this ‘high stepper’ and request a modified version, more reminiscent of their dressage horse. Such adaptations are possible here at West Coast Weather Vanes, because we do not use molds. Each is hand fabricated, and can be adapted to suit. We can also work from photos to make small, individual changes, creating a portrait vane.

The original was fabricated in copper with a brass mane and tail. Brass is primarily composed of copper and patinas similarly, showing subtle variations in color over time. We can also apply optional gold leaf on mane, tail, boots and blaze. While brass and gold leaf look similar when the weathervane is new, the gold leaf remains shiny and golden and over time, the distinction between the gold leaf and the copper becomes more pronounced. The decision to go all copper, copper and brass, or copper with gold leaf depends on how prominent you want your weathervane to appear in its setting. Personally, I am a fan of the gold leafing because it keeps the visual dynamic more interesting as it moves through the patina process. Gold leaf also helps the weather vane stand out against a competitive background, such as trees or skyscrapers.

Each of our weathervanes is custom made to order, each unique, while part of a limited number series. The eyes are glass, with a nice selection of colors. The horizontal tube can be inscribed. Also included is a penny from the year of manufacture, sealed into the sculpture piece. Additional ‘lucky‘ pennies can be included representing important dates for the recipient.

Please enjoy our Dressage Horse Gallery

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Dressage Horse
Weathervane
Basic II


Dressage Passage
Horse Weathervane
with Rider


Dressage Horse
Weathervane
Silhouette

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Dressage Horse
Weathervane
Dressage Horse
Weathervane
Basic I
Dressage
Passage Horse
Weathervane
Dressage Passage
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Silhouette