Horses of the West
These paintings represent the horses of the old, true West, as they would have been. The horse played a vitally important role in the lives of American Indians, ranchers, and pioneers as America was settled. Their importance of their presence is reflected throughout American history, in which their contributions were invaluable. Please scroll down for larger images. All prices include shipping. The EA Copyright logo will NOT appear on prints.
Horses of the West - Cut and Run-The Stolen Medium watercolor. Archival quality giclee print. These good Indian horses have been cut free from their tethers, but spooked are are now running off from their would-be captors. All painted on markings are signifigant of that horses' particular history in battle and hunting.
Horses of the West - The Cheyenne Horse Doctor, Medium Watercolor and pastel. Archival quality giclee print. Before Buffalo hunts or battles, Horse Doctors were asked to administer a blessing and special protective medicines onto the horse. This usually involved chanting and special herbs applied to the horse.
Horses of the West - The Horse Doctor Ceremony Medium Watercolor. Archival quality giclee print. Here, the Horse Doctor prays over the horse and rubs special herbs into the horse. These prayers and herbs bestowed strength and protection to the horse as they carried their rider on the hunt or into battle.
Horses of the West - Buffalo and War Horses-Four of the Best. Medium watercolor. Archival quality giclee print. Buffalo hunt horses and battle horses were prized by the Plains Indians. Often, a warrior would have two seperate horses for the above mentioned duties. Horses were marked according to their medicine and triumphs on the battlefield, and courage hunting buffalo.
Horses of the West - Buckskin Stallion. Medium Watercolor Archival quality giclee print.
This stallion will not be captured, despite the efforts of the two wranglers. He remains forever wild, forever free. (please note: this painting was done on heavily textured watercolor paper. A deepening of the texture of the paper appears here, but will not appear as much on the print.)
Horses of the West - Chief Silver Horn's Horse Medium Graphite, vine charcoal. Archival quality giclee print.
Chief Silver Horn was a Kiowa from Oklahoma. He rode a paint stallion. Often, he would trade food and water for whatever the pioneer's could offer-in this case, eye glasses, bells, mirrors, brass rings, etc. Chief Silver Horn would adorn his beloved stallion with these unique trinkets.
Both he and his horse wore a brass ring in their ears.
Horses of the West - The War Horse. Medium Watercolor. Archival quality giclee print. A beloved mount ready for battle. His tail is tied up with red flannel, and feathers are tied into his mane and forelock as sacred protection. His body and hooves are tough and strong from covering many miles or western terrain.
Horses of the West - War Bonnet. Medium watercolor. Archival quality giclee print. The Indian horse wears a ceremonial war bonnet. It is made of leather, beads, feathers, horse hair, horns, and painted. All decoration is considered sacred.
Horses of the West - Waiting for Yellow Wolf. Medium watercolor. Archival quality giclee print. Often, before or after a major buffalo hunt or battle, warriors would bring their horses to the horse doctor for protective ceremony or to heal up any injuries. Here, these good horses wait their turn to be treated by the horse doctor. All prices include shipping. (watermark will not appear on print.)