“The Traveler”

by: Gene & Rebecca Tobey


‘The Traveler’ takes its name from the famous horse, Traveler, that General Robert E. Lee rode during the civil war.
We studied and practiced horsemanship with our small herd and learned that the best horse people ride without using their hands. In fact, over the centuries, some of the greatest warriors guided their horses using their legs because their hands were engaged with the weapons of battle. “The Traveler” is our nod to the rider with no hands.
We added numerous sgraffito drawings, including an elk and a mask on the right side of the horse’s neck. Cubist patterns cascade down the rider’s legs. Along the sides of the horse is a landscape scene with big horn sheep, a bear footprint and amorphous human figures. Fliers move across the horse’s back, and on the flank is a fish with a hand in the middle of its body. On the left side of the neck are horses with riders, and on the shoulder is an eagle catcher backed by a stylized sunset. A masked eagle soars across the horse’s left flank.

– Rebecca Tobey – Excerpt from “Partners in Art”

Availability: Call to Order (928) 282-1125
Medium: Bronze
Edition Type: Limited
Edition Size: 30
Dimensions: 37.5"H 39"W 10"D
Style: Southwestern
Subject: Livestock