Trail of Painted Ponies

I got my start with the Trail of Painted Ponies back in 2012 when one of my designs entitled: Spirit Of The Chief was chosen to be created. It was a exciting time and I have enjoyed the opportunity to share my designs over the years and have many of which made into figurines and ornaments. I’ve always had a love of art and all animals and those who know me know horses are my passion. So combining my love of art and horses into figurines was a great way to expand my art and share my designs with others.

With all new releases I get a very limited number of first editions with low numbers which I offer directly, these are hand signed by me and are often the only ones which feature this. However they tend to go within hours of being posted so check back often if this is something you would love to get.

Spirit Of The Chief Figurine

Traditionally, the Chief was the greatest warrior in the tribe, and he was easy to recognize because he wore a grand eagle-feather headdress, with each feather representing a special deed or brave action. Frequently, before battle or a hunt, the Chief would adorn his prize pony with eagle feathers that reflected power, prestige and accomplishments in the belief they strengthened its spirit. Spirit of the Chief imagines the personal spirit-horse of a great Chief.

First Edition/Low Number & Signed: Sold Out

Friends Forever Figurine

Friendship comes in many forms. Whether shared by two humans, or two horses standing together in the woods, the power of knowing someone else cares, thinks we’re special, and loves us for who we are, makes life better.

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Ebony In Harmony Figurine

Paint Horses have inspired artists from the beginning of recorded time. Their likeness appears on prehistoric cave walls, on decorated pottery found in Egyptian tombs, and on buffalo robes painted by Indian tribes in the American West. Known for markings that often look like black paint splashed over a white horse’s body, no two Paint horses are ever the same. However horses do like companionship, and with this Painted Pony you will find that each Paint is paired with another, bringing harmony to the overall design.

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Bells n’ Elves Figurine & Ornament

This whimsical Painted Pony’s name is ELF, and he is Santa’s secret helper. His job is to keep an eye on all the girls and boys, checking if they have been naughty or nice, and putting them on Santa’s list. There are times when ELF tends to be mischievous, however, sneaking away from his duties to run and play with the reindeer at the North Pole. Santa has put jingle bells on his outfit so he can keep track of his little ELF Pony.

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Magical Mystery Mare Figurine

Known for its flamboyant “blanket” of white spots, the Appaloosa’s coloring makes it unique in the horse world. Often there is no need for adornment – fancy saddles or bridles – as the pattern of its coat, splendidly displayed in “Magical Mystery Mare,” can sometimes take on a life of its own, transforming it into a work-of-art in its own right.

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Panda Paws Figurine

Its white coat and prominent black eye patches make the Panda one of the most recognizable animals on earth, but it is also among the shyest and rarest. Considered a national treasure in China where it dwells in misty bamboo forests, it was once hunted in the belief its colorful pelt provided magical protection against evil spirits. Now, there are a thousand or so left in the wild, which is why it is on the Endangered Species List. “Panda Paws” is this Canadian artist’s way of keeping this adorable, gentle giant alive and well in our thoughts.

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Crimson Joy Figurine & Ornament

Crimson Joy presents us with a Painted Pony decked out in a fancy new Christmas outfit. Crimson blanket decks out this Pony as he trots his way into the hearts of collectors at Christmas time.

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Fawn Memories Figurine & Ornament

With the arrival of Spring comes new life, new beginnings and treasures that are a promise of tomorrows to come. There could be no better way to capture the blessings of this time of year than to paint a little fawn nestled on the forest floor where it is almost invisible beneath nature’s blanket of dried leaves, hidden by its mother to keep it safe.

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Rope My Heart Figurine

Patterned by hearts, this beautiful horse will gallop into yours. Romantically regal, this Painted Pony celebrates the majesty of American culture and the hoofed heroes that rope our affections.

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Winter Beauty Figurine & Ornament

It was a stormy winter night when this special little pony was born. As he looked with wonder at the snowflakes blowing in the open doorway and landing on his nose, each one as unique as the little white spots adorning his coat, his name was given to him: Snowflake.

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Eagle Spirit Figurine

According to legend, Eagle Spirit was a horse born deep in a hidden forest under the watchful eye of an all-powerful eagle endowed with magical powers. To bond them in spirit, the eagle added golden colors from his feathers to the colt’s black coat. And as time passed and Eagle Spirit grew into a magnificent stallion, with each act of bravery, courage, devotion and wisdom, an eagle feather would float down from the sky above, and attach itself to Eagle Spirit’s flowing mane and tail.

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Turquoise Princess Figurine & Ornament

Tales of old say that a long time ago Native Americans noticed gray rocks with clear blue lines running through them and interpreted the imagery as elements of sky and water locked in stone. From that time on, turquoise was cherished for its beauty and as a source of positive healing energy and good fortune for those who possessed it.

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Jingle All The Way Figurine & Ornament

The beautiful chiming bells on this Pony ring merrily as he trots along, bringing love and warmth and the holiday spirit to the season. His flowing mane and tail glisten with silver as he shares his beauty with friends and family, a symbol of those special feelings that make the Christmas season so magical

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Mistletoe Kisses Figurine & Ornament

Christmas brings such an abundance of love into hearts and homes that there could be no better time for a ‘Mistletoe Kisses’ Pony to arrive to spread the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. To help set the mood, cute and furry little bears have come along for the ride, rubbing noses and giving loving hugs to each other as they wish everyone a blessed holiday season.

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Peppermint Sticks Figurine & Ornament

Christmas is a time of year filled with family, gift-giving, hot cocoa and old-fashioned Christmas candy in the form of red-and-white peppermint sticks bent into canes to represent the shepherd’s crooks in the Nativity story. This Christmas, someone’s favorite winter holiday will be made sweeter when they find “Peppermint Sticks” under the tree or in a stocking hung from a fireplace.

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Santa’s Little Helper Figurine & Ornament

It’s a hidden secret that Santa has so many stops to make on Christmas Eve that he must depend on Little Helpers to assist him with his deliveries. That’s why Christmas is this adorable Pony’s favorite time of year. It gives him the chance to deck out in a furry red suit and lend Santa a hoof bringing

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Snowball Figurine & Ornament

Snowball had no idea what a great day awaited him when a jolly fellow with a white beard in a red suit stopped in front of his stall to admire his silver coat, and comment that his dapples looked like snowballs. “Ho Ho Ho,” the jolly fellow said. “You are the perfect horse I have been looking for.” And that very next Christmas, adorned in a beautiful saddle that sparkled with emeralds the color of holly and berry-red rubies, “Snowball” pranced with pride at the front of a Christmas Parade. Snowball is the Trail of Painted Ponies 2020 Dillard’s Exclusive Figurine and Ornament release

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First Snowfall Figurine & Ornament

Like diamonds falling from the sky, the first snowfall of the season has magical powers. For some it is simply a reminder that it’s wintertime, while for others it takes on a symbolic meaning. It’s been said, that a field of freshly laid snow is like a blank canvas, suggesting endless possibilities…. To this north country mare, as fluffy snowflakes gently settle on her back, it means it’s time to kick up her hooves and joyfully celebrate that Christmas is coming.

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Peace Keeper Figurine & Ornament

We all know someone with a heart of gold who would do anything for friends and family. Someone who puts others first when times are tough, shows kindness and love and is always there for you in times of need. “Peacekeeper” is an equine tribute to these very special people who prove time and again that angels do indeed walk this earth.

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Winchester Figurine & Ornament

Seen in the hands of countless cowboys in numerous Hollywood westerns, the Winchester, lever-action “repeating rifle,” was the weapon of choice for the Western horseman. For good reason, it allowed the user to fire a number of shots before having to reload. The Winchester was conveniently carried in a tooled leather scabbard that was strapped to the saddle, where it was kept safe, easily drawn, and ready at all times. This rifle was the iconic firearm of 19th century America, which is why it is often called “The Gun that Won the West.”

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Christmas Past Figure & Ornament

In days gone by, pull-toys were a favorite Christmas present for children. They took delight in leading their gift by a rope or string, as if it were tamely following them on their next adventure. “Christmas Past” brings that holiday memory/tradition to the here and now.

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Bear Medicine Figurine

Bears figure prominently in the mythology of nearly every Native American tribe, where they are considered “medicine beings” magically endowed with protective and healing powers. “Bear Medicine” honors this belief, while bringing health and welfare, vitality and courage to all who provide a home for it.

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Pride of the Red Nation Figurine

Masking and body dress of the native horse were an icon of the Plains Indian Culture. Buffalo hides and beads were dyed with the juices of red wild berries to create a crimson symbolism, indicating pride of ownership, portraying physical strength and energy, power in battle and also reflecting earths beauty and happiness. They did not really provide any protection for the horse but did make it intimidating and noticed as a great warrior.

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Appy Trails Figurine

As unique as its coloring the fascinating Appaloosa Horse is a true strong and willing athlete. Early settlers called this horse of spots the ” Palouse” and over time it was shortened to Appaloosa. Their amazing muscular build, durability and willing nature to please make them a cherished family member weather it be trail riding, or ranch work they have proven themselves to be a favorite. This cowboy Appy is ready to head out on the trail to round up some strays, move some cattle and enjoy his life as a cowboy’s best friend.

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Frosted Black Magic Figurine & Ornament

Black Magic shares in the mystical beauty of the Christmas Ponies, standing proud and adorned with very special Christmas morning frost. It casts a glow of glitter and diamonds against his thick black velvet coat. Celebrating this 20th Anniversary at Christmas time, Black Magic honors this special celebration with his sparkling frosted coat shinning like rare jewels, as precious as all the joy the Ponies have brought to their collectors over the years

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Texas Ranger Figurine

An icon of American western culture, the Texas Rangers have a heritage that traces to the earliest days of the settlement of Texas. They first made a name for themselves as mounted lawmen covering vast territories on horseback protecting frontier settlers against marauding Indians and Mexican bandits. But as the frontier disappeared, the Texas Rangers turned to handling criminals within our own society: outlaws, train robbers and highwaymen. Today they are known as a professional investigative force dealing with major violent crime, public corruption, border security, and their mystique lives on.

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Fall Gatherings Figurine

As the leaves fall and the air chills the Ravens gather in a noisy celebration. Their black feathers glisten in the bleak cold sky as the dip and dive to the music of the autumn winds. The wisdom and courage of the Ravens is brought to you in “Fall Gatherings”.

First Edition/Low Number & Signed: Est. Availability May 2024

Yuletide Chantilly Lace Figurine & Ornament

As the first snowflakes fall softly from heaven the intricate and unique beauty of each one is as a lace and a veil covering the earth. Chantilly Lace Pony rears in glory as he carries a veil of lace draped over his rich emerald coat as if the forest greens and snowy earth were his destiny. The intricate detail of each snowflake intertwine with the flow of motion as he carries with great pride the beauty and grace and peacefulness, one with nature and its beauty.

First Edition/Low Number & Signed: Est. Availability July 2024

Cozy Toes Figurine & Ornament

Mrs Claus had the great honor this year of getting all of Santa’s ponies ready for Christmas. As she went down the line of stalls, when she came to Prancer he nuzzled her rosy cheek and whispered to her saying “my feet get so cold and I shiver in the cold arctic air, I hope my wishes come true in this magical time of the year”. To his very great surprise next morn Mrs Claus arrived carrying a coat made of red velvet and soft snow white fur to cover his back and neck, she also had some very magical Inuit Mukluk boots made special for him to keep his footsies warm.
She dressed him all up in his new Christmas outfit and he felt so very special. He went out into the street and pranced around so very proud showing all the elves his beautiful new coat and his very special mukluks boots that kept his feet so warm.. He felt so snugly and loved, and just so thankful, just like his heart felt on this special time of year.

First Edition/Low Number & Signed: Est. Availability July 2024

A Gnome’s Christmas Tale Figurine

Santa’s gnomes had no idea what they were in store for when they agreed to decorate Naughty Pony for the Christmas Parade.
Naughty pony just couldn’t help himself always in trouble at Santa’s Stable. He liked nothing better than to stir up trouble by opening the stalls and letting all the ponies out, or by grabbing Santa’s Christmas gnome’s hat and picking him up in the air!
Needless to say , there would me no special treats in his Christmas stocking this year, since the gnomes are in charge of the Christmas treats for the ponies.

First Edition/Low Number & Signed: Est. Availability July 2024

Guardian Of The North Figurine

In the far north where winters are harsh there exists a brave spirit horse called Guardian of the North. His purpose is to protect all the many creatures in his domain from harm. As he stands on guard suddenly he hear the cries of a mamma polar bear, her cub has fallen into the frigid icy waters and can’t get out. The Guardian rushes to the rescue diving into the cold waters and placing the small cub on his back, reuniting him back to safety and his frantic mamma. His beauty is only seen on these rare occasions when he is summoned by the spirits. Those who have seen him have said he is the most beautiful creature of the north and he is known to all the creatures as their Spirit hero.

First Edition/Low Number & Signed: Est. Availability July 2024