Trail of Painted Ponies "Horse Power to Burn" 1E/0669
Pony Story: He came of age in the '50s, when hotrods and drag racing were "cool," when flames and checkered flags were stock images in car magazines. Years later, after three decades teaching art and coaching basketball, and winning an award as the New Mexico Art Educator of the year in 1988, Rich would draw on those times, those memories, when he was encouraged by a NASCAR fan to paint a Pony.
Item #: 12226
Release Date: Winter 2006
Artist: Rich Mattson
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: July 2007
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/9,001