Completed in 2019, this is a limited edition of 10. Numbers 1-3 are already sold, only a few more are available in this edition. Number 4 is finished in the Palomino patina, numbers 5 and 6 will be Bay & Black. If you wish to order a different patina (they are available in one of the four patina shown in the photos above), please contact Shayne for details at 208-877-7714. Click on the link below to purchase. $2750 including shipping.
Shayne built the armature and body of the horse on top of a clay horseshoe. The draft horse shoe in the sculpture is an exact copy of the size of Jim and Bally's shoes, kept in the family all these years.
Bit by bit, in the evenings and on weekends when he wasn't working as a forester or playing in the band, the sculpture began to take shape.
Our good friends Chuck and Terri Maple let Shayne spend a day photographing Dan and taking measurements. Their neighbor Jenni Bogar rode Dan for model photos.
Getting close here. Shayne posed for an elementary school project where a cutout of a girl travels around to see the sights. Here's Flat Ainsley with Shayne.
The foundry process is quite complicated. A mold was made, then pieces cast. It took about 4 months to get to this stage. They are here in bronze, ready for the patinas.
From the photos above, you can see that Bart at Parks Bronze in Enterprise, Oregon completed four different patinas for The Supper Trail.
Once completed, Shayne mounted them on the black walnut bases and prepared them for sale/delivery.