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The Big Blacks

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Categories: Draft Horse Art - Watercolor Pencil

The Big Blacks - Three Percheron Mares

"The Big Blacks"

Three Percheron Mares


This painting is of my neighbor Percheron mares. I was lucky enough that he kept around 20 brood mares next door so I had infinite chance to photograph and paint them. Below is an excerpt from my Apples 'N Oats magazine column about this painting. This happens to be one of my favorite stories of these horses.

Those Clever Girls One of my favorite memories of these horses was several years ago when I awoke in the morning to the tell tale signs (manure piles and dinner plate sized hoof prints) of horses having run amok in the yard. After checking to make sure my horse was safely grazing in the pasture, I immediately called my neighbors to tell them the girls were out.

We received a call back a few minute later to say that all their horses were in the yard paddock. “Huh” was all I could say to that.

The following evening in the wee hours, I was awakened by strange noises. As I looked out my living room window, I saw giant black shapes moving about in the darkness. The noises were the horses stepping on the cellar door and it groaning under the weight. They seemed to be intrigued by it as a few moments after stepping back off it, they would step back on. Frankly it a miracle it held them.

So with the dawn came a repeat of the previous morning, where I call and again the horses are all peaceably waiting by the barn.

After the second call my neighbors did a more thorough search. As it turns out after a closer inspection, the fence was found to be weak in one area. The mares apparently pushed on it and just stepped over. How the whole herd managed this is unclear. Whether one held it down for all to leave and all to return or whether each horse did the same maneuver to attain freedom is still known only to them.

Whatever the case, the end result was they frolicked and cavorted in our yard all night long (probably taunting my horse and sheep with their freedom.) Then just before dawn they’d return, sneaking back in the same way they got out. Only to be found standing around waiting for their breakfast grain ration looking bored and hungry. And if it weren’t for my ratting them out, they’d probably have continued doing it for quite some time.

This Percheron Draft Horse Painting was done in watercolor pencil and water soluble ink on suede board.

PLEASE NOTE: The watermark is for online viewing only and does NOT appear on the artwork.


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Original

Image size 30" x 22"


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Image size 14" x 10"
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Image size 14" x 11"


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All materials touching matted prints are acid free.
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