CrimsonLuna | The Trail of Painted Ponies | Series 13 The Trail of Painted Ponies
Series Thirteen ~ Released Winter 2009

Another outstanding herd that really harks back to the origins of the Trail of Painted Ponies. Lynn Bean does a ceramic and a gold leaf beauty, Vickie Knepper paints the tribe, Maria Ryan dazzles with angelic butterflies while Chad Brady carves up some history. We've also got some lovely night flowers, a vision or two and a Zorse! Oh my! A perfect set of eight not to be missed. Enough said.

  • All ponies will have the artist's name stamped on the base. The Trail's designation is Inc.
  • All of these ponies will have their edition numbers as well as "Handcrafted in China" stamped on their base.
  • The copyright date is 2009.
  • These ponies will all come in a red box with a picture of both the pony and the story tag on the short end side of the box.
  • I can only confirm that Zorse and Night Flower were made into life sized models.
  • Petroglyph Pony, Tribal Paint, Earth Angels and Carved in History will all have ponies that are "remanufactured" by Enesco as well as their original Westland editions.


Night Flower Night Flower
Marianne Hornbuckle
Ceramic
Retired December 2009
Last Model # 2E/4617

Sweet, pretty pony dressed in a dark blue summer night sky that is sprinkled with stars and a slim crescent moon. Large colorful blossoms are scattered along the neck and body of the piece with dark green leaves trailing down the legs. The flowers look like roses but are purported to be peonies. An interesting and quite unique aspect of this model is that the flowers are raised, giving them texture which is unusual for a ceramic. The muzzle is black as is the tail, lower legs and hooves. This design works very well on the standing mold. A no muss, no fuss pretty lady that presents right out of the box. Display under bright, but indirect lighting to bring out the dark colors of this high gloss ceramic.


Petroglyph Pony Petroglyph Pony
Lynn Bean
Ceramic
Retired February 2011
Last Model # 2E/6669

Another Lynn Bean beauty, but somewhat of a departure from her traditional resin work. A high gloss ceramic, Petroglyph features the use of a sculpted appearance on a flat surface. Fashioning the designs in the manner of ancient equine petroglyphs using a lovely burnt orange to red on a bright white pony the effect is incredible. A perfect design for the running mold, this pony flows with horse history. A detailed face, along with the fully painted mane and tail offset the white spaces. One raised leg is colored in the burnt hues while the others are predominately white. The hooves are the burnt orange as well. The base is black on the top with 'glyphs painted on the white sides. A very popular piece right from the start, this model remains in high demand. The piece presents with no known problems. Display under indirect lighting to avoid glare.


Zorse Zorse: Hiding in Plain Sight
Patrisha Renk Mayer
Resin
Retired December 2009
Last Model # 2E/2581

This is a horse of a different color, but well worth that second or even a third look. This running mold sports the black stripes of a zebra imposed over several different colors. The piece should not flow but it does and quite nicely too. Perhaps the only dubious choice is the face in purple, it doesn't blend well into the red of the neck and shoulders. But on the other hand it does highlight the head of the piece. The tight black stripes over the red front legs taper down to black hooves, while more widely spread stripes over green and blue back legs extend down to their black hooves. A thin, pale yellow stripe circles the barrel of the model while the tail is a solid smoke blue. This is not a glossy resin, rather a semi-gloss, not flat. Zorse is not wildly popular with collectors but is nonetheless an interesting piece worth adding to any collection. The piece presents with no problems. Display under direct lighting. The unexpected early retirement of this pony should increase it's value.


Golden Feather Pony Golden Feather Pony
Lynn Bean
Resin
Retired December 2009
Last Model # 2E/2581

Another Lynn Bean beauty, this piece is simply stunning. A gold leaf layered pony with colorful abstract designs splashed over the model. In place of a saddle are large jeweled feathers in a wonderful deep burgandy. The back hooves are sea green with gold trim while the front hooves are more golden with sea green patches and trimming. The entire piece has a luminous quality to it's finish that makes it wonderfully eye-catching. Feather is one of the more sought after pieces of this series which now that she has unexpectedly retired will make her that much more valuable. Golden Feather presents with no known issues. Displays best under indirect lighting to compliment the muted beauty of the piece.


Wovoka's Vision Wovoka's Vision
Devon Archer
Resin
Retired December 2009
Last Model # 2E/2581

A midnight blue piece with a interesting, lovely pearl finish. Celestial objects are scattered throughout traditionally colored objects of the Ghost Dance including a red buffalo, feathers and an eagle totem. The blue of the body extends down the legs to darker forelegs and black hooves. Red fringed foreleg coverings that have small silver tips on each fringe come to rest just above each hoof. A red stringed, white feather is attached to the muzzle and hangs under the chin. Gold rings encircle each eye. The base is a glossy red which works fairly well with the rest of the piece, black may have been a better choice. Wovoka presents with only one minor problem, that pesky feather. It will sometimes come loose and need reattaching. Display this model under indirect lighting in order to avoid a harsh look to the pearly finish.


Tribal Paint Tribal Paint
Vickie Knepper
Resin
Retired February 2012
Last Model # 2E/8371

Another magnificent Vickie Knepper piece. Tribal Paint has a flat finish of white with bold shades of blue, black and white strokes that flow from the face, down the neck, mane and front legs that taper off to points at the barrel. The strokes begin again on the rump and down the back legs and tail. The saddle consists of colorfully bold painted feathers that fan down from the back over the stark white midsection. The feathers themselves are adorned with traditional Plains Indian warrior symbols that each tell a story. Leather strips are attached to the end of each feather and cascade down to the base. The hooves are a light, sky blue. The base is black with a dark blue feather resting between the hooves. The piece presents with only one known issue, those leather strips can come off and will need to be reattached. Display this model under direct lighting and behind glass to protect it from playful paws.


Earth Angels Earth Angels
Maria Ryan
Resin
Still in production

Dazzling Maria Ryan piece in her signature luminous finish. A pearly white pony featuring both large and small shimmering butterflies in a rainbow of colors. A lovely purple butterfly perches on the neck near the mane like a beautiful bow. The face of this pony is simply wonderful, with a delicate blue butterfly covering the eyes like a mysterious mask, giving the whole model an air of mysticism and intrigue. A sparkling blue ribbon weaves it way from the top of the mane, down the neck, around the butterflies and finally down the hind leg. The pony glides on shiny gold hooves. The base is white with blue trim and continuing the pony theme, the blue ribbon again appears along with a radiant butterfly resting between the model's hooves. Angels presents with no known problems. Display her under direct lighting to bring out the sparkle and shine.


Carved in History Carved in History
Chad Brady
Resin
Retired February 2012
Last Model # 3E/3716

Carved in History marks the debut of Chad Brady to the Pony herd. At first glance this model may appear flat and drab but take the time to study the intricate tooling in order to appreciate it. A truly handsome piece in a deep brown, aged leather color with silver points. The hand tooled design is remarkably detailed featuring floral, oak leaf and the unique acorn patterns resembling the fancy western gear of years gone by. The patterned silver forelock, mane and tail continue the hand tooled motif as well as small, silver leafing on the hooves. A black base offsets the piece quite nicely. The model presents with no known issues. Displays best under indirect lighting as direct lighting tends to add glare to the silver.


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