Trail of Painted Ponies "Rolling Thunder" 1E/3,437 (damaged box)
Pony Story: Rolling Thunder hearkens back to a time of big skies and fierce storms, of thundering herds of bison large enough to shake the earth beyond the horizon, and of Plains Indians and their spirited, sure-footed and courageous horses trained to carry bow-bearing braves through the stampeding confusion of a bison hunt. Only an artist who has called Oklahoma home her entire life, and who has seen with her own eyes the way darkening skies can be splintered with lightning bolts that seem to outline a rumbling "sky herd" of buffalo, could have created this masterful homage to the "buffalo ponies." This small-town Oklahoma artist is a big-time talent with a range of subject matter that is truly all-American.
Item #: 12277
Release Date: Summer 2008
Artist: Aloma Wolfington
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: July 2011
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/7033