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Meet Cassidy

Cassidy is a vintage, coin operated "quarter horse". She is part of the Pony Up Quarter Horse Project who has chosen artists from around the country to give new life to these retired ponies. The ponies will be auctioned to support Wades' House, a place for families who have lost a child to come away from the challenges and heartache of their loss.

I feel honored by the opportunity to set the tone for Cassidy's new life. I wanted to set her free, back into nature with a big heart and a joyful spirit. I used paper mache to free her of her saddle. That process gave her a robust yet streamlined new shape to house that big heart and spirit. It also allowed the arrival of her feathered friend so she will never be alone.

Check out the process video I put together while working on Cassidy. Learn more about the project at

Cassidy in the studio getting her new coat


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