Thanks for the compliments everyone.I hope I can bring a smile to your faces. If the moderator doesnt mind I will attach a photo of something else. This is a Native Australian Long legged Jumping Horse (Maybe if I put a saddle on her all will be ok .lol )Let me know if you want more shots of the horse construction or other stuff I've built.
Andrew Whitehead [/IMG]
The horse weighs about 900 pounds. It looks a lot heavier because the observers mind imagines the body is 'full'. Because I built it in parts of less than 120 lb weight I can assemble it on my own. The new owners concreted a square post in the ground and I assembled the pieces and tack welded them so any theives would not souveneir any of it. One of the hardest things was to create the impression that the jockey ( which weighs 160 pound) is only in contact with the horse was the stirrups and reigns. (There is a strong mount on the inside of each ankle)
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