Posted 8 years ago
This is a painting my Mother did in 2008 of my Show Jumper "Dutch" and myself during one of our Shows in Santa Barbara, California. I was about 23 at that time. He was a horse that was imported from Holland when he was 3 years old. When he arrived in America he was put to the test and in training with a trainer that was famous/infamous for making or breaking a horses spirit. I got him when he was 9 and totally destroyed. He was so abused you could not put a halter nor a bridle/saddle on him. He would go into a cold sweat and shake when he saw a human. I had him for 11 years and was jumping him 4-5 foot fences. He was the love of my life.
My Mother, Reiko painted him running free in Malibu, Ca. at the barn we were at. She has a PHD in Ikebana, Oil, Pastel, and Clay. From the finest Art School in Japan. This is just one of her artworks that she has done. I hope you enjoy.....I will post more of her artwork of Bengal Tigers and horses.