Trail of Painted Ponies "The Magical Swan" 1E/5266
Pony Story: What do swans and Painted Ponies have in common? In legend and myth, swans are gloriously large, snow-white birds that represent beauty, purity and, because of their long-lasting monogamous relationships, fidelity. The symbolic power of the swan lies in accepting the gift of change, as over their lifetime swans evolve from "ugly ducklings" in their youth, to elegant and graceful adults. Likewise, the life-long bond between a horse and rider is much like the pairing of two swans. Combining the horse and swan in a single magnificent creature, "The Magical Swan," whose loveliness and energy is enhanced by its reflection in a mirror set in the base like a pond in a snowy landscape.
Item #: 4021360
Release Date: Fall 2011
Artist: Maria Ryan
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: May 2014
Last Number at Retirement: 1E/6,216