Friday, December 23, 2011

Quarter Horse - downtown square

This is one of the new "Horse Fever" horses in Ocala and is literally a "quarter" horse. Attached in various places on this horse are quarters...plastic quarters. Unfortunately, persons unknown have pried many of them off leaving the poor horse with numerous scars. We'll show close-up photos of the horse in the near future.

Photo by Lois Anne.

16 comments:

Elettra said...

This statue has graced the park a lot !!!!!!! Happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family, with so much friendship and joy Elettra

Jack said...

I read recently that in Austin, Texas, Lucy Baines Johnson paid something like $150,000 for a decorated cow made to look like a longhorn and covered with something like 10,000 pennies. The story was in a Hartford newspaper because a local company is the organizer of these "cow parades" and the artist was from here, too.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love that... I had a kid on my school bus glue (super glue) a quarter to the floor... it took a mechanic with a large screw driver and a hammer to get it up and yes, it scarred the floor... poor horse! Merry Christmas!

bfarr said...

Maybe they need to put a sign next to it to inform the riffraff that the quarters are not real...

Randy said...

Ha ha I love it! The lampposts look great too!

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shot, can't wait for the close-up.

cieldequimper said...

Groan. Steal quarters? How low is that?

Bibi said...

In my home town of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, they did cows a number of years back. One was entirely, and I mean entirely, covered with shiny pennies...most of which stayed there.

Someone didn't know that pennies make dollars... ;)

Irredento Urbanita said...

Lowell, wish you a Merry Christmas!!

Hugs

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

JM said...

Very cool! Happy Christmas, Lois Anne and Lowell!

Birdman said...

Well, I'll be a horse's...
Merry Christmas Eve!

SRQ said...

lol -- quarter horst. That's a cute concept. The park looks very festive. Hope you're enjoying the season!

Sharon said...

This one is a real beauty. I really like the concept here. When I was living in Chicago, they had an art competition with cows. There were colorful cows all over the city.

Jarart said...

I can imagine how heavy that would be if they were real quarters. Shame on someone for making scars on the poor creature. I like the pretty decorations!

RedPat said...

There are always fools among us!
Merry Christmas to you!

Hilda said...

A pun! Groan.

:p

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson