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Horse Weathervane – Thoroughbred Mare & Foal Running

Mare and Foal Weather Vane Running


This Running Mare with Foal Weather Vane, Equus caballus, was commissioned by a customer who had seen our original Standing Mare and Foal Weather Vane but wanted a more active design. Hers is an all copper version, though it is available with optional gold-leafed or palladium accents that can make this sculpture piece represent a specific horse.

This weathervane is an example of a non-mirror-image design. More typically, a weather vane is exactly the same on both sides, but to convey a sense of action, it works better if crafted with distinctly different sides. While more dynamic, this style of weathervane requires greater skill to construct. Our customer in Kentucky who installed this weathervane on top of her 50 foot diameter riding arena chose our large size (3-ft) version of the Running Mare with Foal.

This particular weathervane can be individualized in several different ways. We can make a weather vane for you with just the running mare or just the running foal instead of the pair. If you order just the mare herself in any given size, the horse is actually larger than it would be in the combined mare and foal weathervane version. This is because we need to reduce the size of each individual sculpture piece in order to fit two horses onto the same arrow. If you are on the borderline between two sizes of weathervane (for example, a two-foot sculpture piece or a three-foot sculpture piece), and you like the combination version the best, it may be better to go with the larger of the two sizes. And there is a choice of colors for the glass eyes that will allow a bit of light through.

The Thoroughbred as it is known today was developed in 17th- and 18th-century England, when native mares were crossbred with imported Oriental stallions of Arabian, Barb, and Turkoman breeding. All modern Thoroughbreds can trace their pedigrees to three stallions originally imported into England in the 17th century and 18th century, and to a larger number of foundation mares of mostly English breeding.

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