Trail of Painted Ponies "Wilderness Round Up" 1E/9,634
Pony Story: The challenge of creating a wonderful work of art on a large scale, and not allowing her disability to limit her imagination, motivated Mitzie, wheelchair bound after suffering a spinal injury during a gymnastics event at age 17, to paint a Pony. Hoping to communicate the "inner connection we share with all living creatures," she rounded up "a dazzling menagerie" of animals "in a changing seasonal environment." Over a year in the making, Mary's Painted Pony is an extraordinary achievement that carries this message: "Enjoy her beauty, follow your dreams, and believe in yourself."
Item #: 1588
Release Date: Summer 2004
Artist: Mitzie Bower
Size: 6" Tall
Retired: July 2007
Last Number at Retirement: 4E/1788