Irish Sculpture of Horse and Farrier by Genesis

Irish Sculpture of Horse and Farrier by Genesis.

Lovely study of a horse and farrier.

Another from the Genesis Collection by Mullingar Pewter.

Bronze style sculpture…………..plaster cast model that is bronzed after setting.

The farrier is changing the horse’s shoes with anvil in foreground.

The detail is FABULOUS !!

If you love your horses….this is for YOU !!

A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horses’ hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves, if necessary. A farrier combines some blacksmith’s skills (fabricating, adapting, and adjusting metal shoes) with some veterinarian’s skills (knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lower limb) to care for horses’ feet.

The Irish Horse Industry is WORLD RENOWNED AND WORLD FAMOUS !!

Irish bred horses are much sought after all over the world.

The Curragh in Co. Kildare is the home of thoroughbred racehorses and buyers from around the Globe attend Goff’s Horse Sales each year to buy the best racehorses in the World.

The west of Ireland is the home of the Connemara Pony. Some believe that the Connemara developed from Scandinavian ponies that the Vikings first brought to Ireland. Another source was likely the Irish Hobby, a now-extinct breed established prior to the 13th century. Legend, however, says that galleons from the Spanish Armada ran aground in 1588, and the Andalusians on board were set loose. The Spanish horses bred with the native stock, refining the local ponies.

For additional strength and stamina, Arabian blood was added in the 1700s. They were also crossed with Hackneys and Thoroughbreds. Too much crossbreeding began to dilute the pony bloodlines, so the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society, founded in 1923, worked to preserve the breed type. The stud book was established in 1926. Today, Connemaras are bred worldwide in Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as on the European Continent, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The Irish Draught Horse is bred everywhere.

Horse breeding is a NATIONAL PASTIME IN IRELAND !!

Irish Sculpture of Horse and Farrier by Genesis.

Provenance: Bought directly from Mullingar Pewter in Ireland.

Dimensions: 10″ tall, 10″ wide and 6″ deep

Condition: Mint.

Price Now: $340.00

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