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Happiest Horse Store on Planet Earth!

Posted in Art, Equine Rescue, SongPony with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2010 by martimu

The holidays are a’comin’ and if your heart is with horses you might want to know about some of the happiest horse stores you’re likely to encounter this season. It features the work of artist Marti McGinnis and all the proceeds raised go right back into funding – the global community for equine rescue and advocacy.

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Click here to visit the store.It’s at

Oh, you’d rather have an original painting? You can! Same deal – the proceeds benefit and these can be commissioned to be of YOUR favorite equines. Even famous ones (hello Rachel and Zenyatta fans!). Samples here.

Horseanalities - 11" x 14" x .75 - $65

Love is Joy - 6" x 12" x .75 - $50


Looks Familiar – A Little Too Familiar?

Posted in Art, World Equestrian Games with tags , , , , on September 21, 2010 by martimu


See comments section below – The HorseMania Artist Responds!

Original Post

You be the judge……
I submitted a design proposal for one of the fiberglass horses to be featured around Lexington during the WEG. It was based on the paint job I did for my mini horse’s trailer. Here, look:

Moments ago I logged into the media section of the Alltech site (them being the main sponsor of the WEG) and discovered a photo of their own official Alltech Horse Mania horse stationed in their main venue presentation apparently. I’m asking you, does it remind you at all of anything else you just saw? Yeah, me too.


This photo was submitted with my design proposal...



  • Black background? Check.
  • Bright roundy multi-color flowers? Check.
  • Bright green leafy stems? Check.


The Official Alltech Art Horse


I think I know where they drew their inspiration from for this. Here’s the thing: Alltech is headquartered in my own town of Nicholasville, Kentucky. My car and trailer drive around town with some regularity. I’m about as local of an artist as you could hope! They’ve laid out millions of dollars for this crazy extravaganza – why ever would they scrimp on this good-will cultural icon? And what makes whoever authorized this think I wouldn’t find out? If this is a coincidence then it’s a nutty one. If it’s called “The Garden of Hope” they owe me an apology.

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