"Saddle Up"


“Saddle Up”

Giclee print
Image size: 8" x 10" - Edition: 50 signed and numbered, 15 remarqued artist proofs.

My friend Cathy O'Neill is depicted putting a saddle on my new filly named "Liberty". Liberty is the first foal of my mare, Whiskey. However, Liberty was born with a tendon problem on July 4th, 1976, which made it difficult for her to stand. I spent six months dressing Liberty's leg in quick casts to stretch her tendons, and finally, she was able to stand on her own. All of our hard work paid off when Liberty accepted the saddle and the rider, which was one of the greatest rewards of my life. The next year, I rode her during the cattle drive, and she proved to be a natural with the cattle.