Here is the replacement mount we made for the American Museum of Natural History in New York city. This mount is part of the traveling display THE HORSE and is currently at the International Museum of The Horse in Lexington, Kentucky.
It was a beautiful day and there was lots of help so it became photo day for the museum mounts before they went back into the crates for final delivery. These mounts are made to replicate the poses done by Samuel Harmstead Chubb for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in the early years of the 20th century. Missing is a human skeleton to stand with the rearing horse as he had to have his skull reworked so I had to leave the rest of him in the shop. I will get a photo of the rearing and man pose when we install them in Lexington next week!
We left the door of the shop open and this one ran out into the pasture. I took a couple photos before we put it back in the skeleton shop (;
This is actually one of four equine skeletons we are doing for a museum job and couldn’t resist posing it in a life setting. It is completely free standing on the ground and this is not photo-shopped in any way!
Our custom assembly for the Danada Equestrian Center in the Dupage County Forest Preserve was a great success. We did a full assembly for the great folks at Danada in just over two days with lots of interested spectators and plenty of thought provoking equine questions. We went over some fabulous topics that included laminitis/founder, navicular, equine growth, biomechanics of the horse, spinal maladies, injury and prevention along with many others. We were royally treated by our friendly hosts and enjoyed their company greatly. Here is a before and after shot during the assembly.
Here is the second horse skeleton pose of the 5 part series showing a skeletal horse jumping a fence. This mount made its’ debut at the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s Association Conference in 2010. The jumping horse skeleton was in Vet Imaging’s booth at the trade show and the landing pose was displayed at the Luitpold Pharmaceutical/Adequan booth. We had smaller mounts in the Horse Science booth with Allie Hayes.