War Pony I – Sioux, is the first edition in a series of four prints depicting Native American war ponies. Markings painted on horses before battle had both physical and spiritual meanings and have been carefully researched for authenticity.
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Two-Face, War Pony II – Cheyenne, is the second edition in a series of four prints depicting Native American war ponies. The red circle around the eye aided in improving the horse’s vision. The feathers tangled in the forelock are from the owl, Chief Spirit of the Night, and are symbolic of the courage, stealth and speed needed for war.
Medicine Hat, War Pony III – Comanche, wears the red hand of death, signifying his rider has killed an enemy in hand-to-hand combat. A seasoned campaigner, he won the honor of displaying the down “breathing feather” and eagle feather roach worn between his ears to show his feats in battle. Notched feathers represent the number of times wounded and the red spots indicate slain enemies, one spot for each enemy conquered.
Wind Walker, War Pony IV – Apache, is a Palomino Paint Pony and the final edition in a series of four prints depicting Native American war ponies. The zig zag lightning marks on his neck are a symbol of great power. The strap around his neck is woven of leather strands with small stone amulets and sacred feathers. Its purpose was to protect the wearer from the enemy and to aid his prowess in battle.
Note: Wind Walker is a Palomino Paint…..the white was a small amount on his shoulder and sides which doesn’t show in the painting.