Trail of Painted Ponies "Stars and Stirrups" 1E/6,625
Pony Story: "The freedom we associate with the American West was enshrined in the act of a cowboy driving cattle across the plains on horseback," according to the artist who created Stars and Stirrups. Note the details that are both authentic and symbolic: an old rebuilt saddle with eagle bill tapaderos; the rawhide lariat, canteen, blanket and slicker; the 1873 Winchester rifle holstered in a leather scabbard; and the American flag that comes alive on the Pony, waving and rolling, while the tatters dance with silhouettes of riders roping and gathering steers, as the cattle drive moves slowly along.
Item #: 4018392
Release Date: Winter 2011
Artist: Kevin Kilhoffer
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: July 2014
Last Number at Retirement: 1E/7,592