Friday, March 28, 2008

Magnificent Mustangs

The Mustangs of Las Colinas can be found at Williams Square in the Las Colinas area of Irving. These bronze sculpture of nine mustang horses, larger than life, are immortalized moving across the plaza through a stream of water.

Historian J. Frank Dobie, so aptly described them as follows: "These horses bore Spanish explorers across two continents. They brought to the plains Indians the age of horse culture. Texas cowboys rode them to extend the ranching occupation clear to the plains of Alberta. Spanish horse, Texas cow pony, and mustang were all one in those times when, as sayings went, a man was no better than his horse, and a man on foot was no man at all. Like the longhorn, the mustang has been virtually bred out of existence. But mustang horses will always symbolize western frontiers, long trails of longhorn herds, seas of pristine grass, and men riding free on a free land."

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9 comments:

Chandlermom said...

What a beautiful fountain, and I love the way they play with the water to make it look like the horses are running through

Professor said...

I love this- how beautiful. I love horses and this is just a magnificent piece.

Mo said...

Very nice.

Sara said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Kim said...

I have always loved this fountain, especially at night.

Wendy said...

Great public art, neat how they made it appear as if the horses are running and splashing through the water.

A Wandering Soul said...

I will have to come back and take pictures of them at night!

Petrea said...

I've seen this statue/fountain. Few works of art have moved me as much as this one. Thank you for the photo.

Anonymous said...

Veramente una bella scultura
Mauro Italy,Pavia