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PPAC #55: Don’t Horse Around, Hold Your Horses

Usually, I highlight some activities in which I discovered public art during the week. This is throwback week for me. So I’m pulling together a theme – for me but feel free to copy it if it works. You can follow the idea of throwback or find some horse art or just horse around. Enjoy your week. ๐Ÿ™‚


Last week for PPAC #54, I had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public and street art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in the Photographing Public Art Challenge. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week.


  • There is no weekly theme even though my post has a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
  • Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, itโ€™s not public.
  • Photographers should have free access of use for their photos โ€“ no copyrights by the artists.
  • The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
  • Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here
  • Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
  • Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!

For More Ideas about PPACโ€ฆ

These early-bird participants (posted by Wednesday at noon) might give you some great ideas about something youโ€™ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.

My Choices for PPAC #55 Horses

Sacramento Horse

Pony Express horse and rider in Old Sacramento, California

Horses in Prescott, AZ

During rodeo days here in Prescott, we met a real Pony Express rider. The Pony Express runs once a year during rodeo days. It’s just as hard now as it was then, especially in the 100-degree July heat.

a horse from Prescott Courthouse Square – “Cowboy at Rest”
Buckey O’Neill Monument

“Bucky O’Neill (February 2, 1860-July 1,1898 ) was an editor, sheriff, and many other jobs in Prescott, Arizona. He was also a Captain in Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. His name came because he tended to “buck the finger” or play against the odds in games of gambling. He was killed in Cuba. The statue was made by Solon Burglum who was America’s first cowboy sculptor (1868-1922). The statue was dedicated July 3, 1907.”

5 Best Statues…
Mural in Downtown Prescott

Wickenburg Horses

Sympathetic Horse
Horse Bones – vignetting added in Bridge from Wickenburg Walk #1
Iron Horse – an iconic name for a steam engine also from Wickenburg Walk #1

Horsing Around in Mesa, AZ

Surely the King’s Horses and men lurk somewhere close by. More horsing around on this post.

Horsepower in Woodlake, CA

Plenty of Horsepower in Vince’s green Nova – Elderwood, CA. Some double vision for Jez’s LAPC (Lens-Artist Photo Challenge) this week.

Delaware Partial Horse

part horse in Winterthur Gardens in Deleware also for Jez’s Seeing Double post for LAPC #207

Ongoing on Always Write

  • July Story Chat, “Not a Proper Job” by another new (to us) author, Philip Cumberland AKA Fenlandphil’s Blog goes live July 5th
  • WQW #26 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Hearing” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time.

Now itโ€™s your turn.

I hope you are inspired to find your own unique art as you travel around with your camera this week, or rummage through your archives. Feel free to double dip and support your own favorite challenges along with PPAC.

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  1. Great collection of horses, Marsha. I like that you included other kinds of horses too. My favorite is the Sympathetic Wickenburg Horses and the Delaware Partial Horse. We have similar partial horses with fish tails in traditional Thai art too; they are a species in old Thai literature (though I forgot what they are called already). Interesting cultural similarities.

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    • I am sure that in his day, the owner of this estate traveled all over the world gathering ideas from other countries. The Duponts were among the first of the very rich in America. My mom’s cousin worked for Dupont as a chemical engineer until about the 1980s. He has taken me on tours all over the various homes and parks they created in Delaware. He’s still alive at age 97.


  2. Hi again
    One more thing
    As you likely already know – we linked you at this post for the bleak house post today announcing the winners
    And I was trying to find the post you added bleak house too – I eventually found it but after I posted –
    Anyhow – wanted to ask if your blog has a search feature? I could not find a search box earlier today?


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  3. I so love sympathetic horse! I need such a creature in my life. Thanks so much for including me here, Marsha. I will go and visit the others now, while I have a little spare time. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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    • Thanks, Robbie. I didn’t have tons of time to throw this post together, and the idea came to me and I followed my instincts. Glad they paid off and are still working! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Hi, Marsha, these are great shots! Made me think of the town of Ocala, Florida, officially named “Horse Capital of the World” in 2007. In the downtown area, that have many colorful horse statues on the sidewalks. Have a fun weekend! ๐ŸŒž

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    • Interesting, Lisa. I wonder why anywhere in Florida would be the horse capital of the world? hmmm. We live in the town of the oldest rodeo in the world. Have you ever been down here for that? If not, maybe you should come down next year.

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      • Hi, Marsha, no, I haven’t spent a lot of time in your neck of the woods. I would love to explore more. Oh, and the Ocala, FL, area has huge, lush, rolling farms where some of the best horses in the US are bred. ๐ŸŒž





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