The The Trail of Painted Ponies "Trail of Honor" 1E/5,855 (damaged box) & 2E/2,672
Pony Story: At this time in our history, it is important to acknowledge all the men and women who have served, and are serving in our Armed Forces, including those of Native American ancestry. The inspiration for this Pony came to a Virginia-based artist while attending a powwow, when she saw an American flag and an Eagle staff carried proudly by two Native American veterans of foreign wars. She imagined a Painted Pony that symbolically connected those warriors who courageously fought against the United States government with those who proudly fought to protect America. It would be a white Pony painted with traditional Plains Indian symbols, standing between Old Glory and an Eagle staff, with a royal blue coverlet draped over the horse's back on which were sewn patches from each of the United States Armed Forces: the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. Devon lives in Warrenton, Virginia. Her original Masterwork, Fancy Dancer, won the People's Choice Award in the Native Art of Horse Painting national competition, and is also available as a figurine.
Item #: 12267
Release Date: Winter 2008
Artist: Devon Archer
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: February 2011
Last Number at Retirement: 3E/2,046