Colorado became a state in 1876. At that time most people traveled by horse. Today, many people in Colorado own horses. Every January Denver hosts the National Western Stock Show. The rodeos at the National Western are among the largest in the country. We have horse carriages on our pedestrian mall in Denver. But, we have many statues of horses that just don’t look like the horses I usually see. Mom says this is artistic interpretation. What do you think? This horse statue is in west Arvada, near a beautiful, new housing community.
Horse across from beautiful new housing community
What is in its mouth? And what is it wearing? Horse shoes or horse boots? In western Colorado, in the town of Rifle, this statue resembles a horse, but what is the horse standing on?
Balancing horse in Rifle, Colorado
Rifle is a great western town. I like Rifle. West of Denver and south of Boulder, is the town of Eldorado Springs. This horse was outside a sculpture studio.
Horse sculptured in Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Denver encourages public art. This horse is on the corner with a Wal Mart.
Horse with fancy feet.
The prancing horse, created in 2008 by Jim Dolan, is called Montana. In downtown Denver, the main Denver Public Library is in the Denver Art Museum complex. Here we have a small horse standing on a big chair in front of the Denver Public Library.
Small horse on big chair
One of Denver’s more famous horse sculpture in at Denver International Airport. This well known sculpture is also famous for killing its creator.
Blue Horse at Denver International Airport
During the creation, the horse fell and did kill the artist. The artist’s son finished the blue horse.
Red eyes on blue horse at Denver International Airport
These red eyes on the horse really are noticeable as night approaches. Perhaps our most famous, and most loved horse is the white bronco on the stadium where our Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos play football.
The Broncos play here
The people of Colorado do love the Denver Broncos football team, and our horse, Bucky.
Bucky. Mom did not take this photo.
Bucky was moved to his traditional place of honor when a new stadium was built over 20 years ago. There are many statues with horses in Colorado and in fairness, we wanted to show you some of the more unusual. But we love our state and our many horses.