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Horse Shoes

By kaybee  
Scott Brash, the showjumper, comes from Peebles - a small town south of Edinburgh.

This life sized statue of him going over a jump was made by blacksmith Kev Paxton to celebrate his achievements.
It is made from discarded horse shoes and other scrap (Kev only uses scrap metal for ethical reasons).

All of Kev's large, 'solid' pieces have a small item hidden somewhere inside them (I have seen nesting birds, mice, a book and pen...).
So I went to see if I could find what was in this sculpture.
It was bigger than I expected (maybe because the framework is more open than some pieces) but still really hard to photograph because the gaps are small and certainly not conducive to using the camera's built in flash.

The thistle in the extras stands about 10 feet tall and the flowers are a bit of a trademark.


Tags: General Sculpture hidden treasure

Voters: Alan_Baseley, MadVillPics, dudler and 21 more


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dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
30 Apr 2021 8:03AM
A puzzle...
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
30 Apr 2021 8:26AM
Interesting set😁
glyndwr 14 97 10 Wales
30 Apr 2021 9:54AM
Congratulations to you and Kev.

Robert
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2021 6:14PM
Smashing sculptures from this very talented artist blacksmith, and well captured.
Ju
kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
1 May 2021 6:54AM
Thanks everyone.

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