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Horsing Around: Part 2

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Last week I wrote about my fanciful search for all the horses part of the Horses, Saratoga Style exhibit. With a camera in hand, my good friend and I were lucky enough to find quite a few on our last outing. Below are some more pictures of these whimsical horses, but before you scroll down to see them, I like a share just a bit of information and tidbits I discovered along the way.

The first horse, Horse of a Different Color, was once on displayed at SPAC according to older maps. Believing it had been vandalized and gone forever, I gave up on this one after a thorough search of the area on my first trip. It was only when I was running errands on Broadway a few days later that I realized it had a new home. The next one, Babel Horse, is probably one of my favorites. Written all over this horse are different quotes about the noble animal in different languages- quite beautiful honestly. Starry Night, conveniently located at a hotel, is created with mosaics and I can only imagine how tedious it was to create such a detail sculpture. Magic, one that I drive by on a daily basis, was one of my favorite discoveries because I cannot believe I didn't see it before. Upon closer examination, this horse has Pepsi cans all over it. Of course the sun has faded a lot of the colors, but if you notice, you can still see the logo on the saddle and the buttons are the bottom of cans- very interesting. Handi-Cap, as you will see, is also a "mosaic" of beer bottle caps, and Foundation I believe can speak for itself, but still just as beautiful as the others. The last one doesn't have a name or artist and is located in the Wilton Mall. Although this one isn't part of the series, I thought I include it anyway because until I called the mall, I thought this one may have been an older one or one that was perhaps an "extra".

So there you have it- a few more horses seen around town. Hopefully I can get back out there soon and try to find some more. As I said, I hope to find all of them if possible and have made a game out of it. Do you have a new favorite since last week? Come back soon to see which ones I find next.

Horse of a Different Color
Artist: Frankie Flores
Location: Roughly in front of 473 Broadway
Sponsored: The Adirondack Trust Insurance
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Babel Horse
Artist: Anne Francey
Location: Allerdice Glass & Mirror, 120 Excelsior Avenue
Sponsored: Allerdice Building Supply, Inc
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Starry Night
Artist: Geri Bowden
Location: Courtyard Hotel, 11 Excelsior Ave
Sponsored: Courtyard by Marriott Saratoga Springs
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Artist: Jenny McShan
Location: Saratoga Springs Visitor Center, 297 Broadway
Sponsored: Pepsi Bottling Group
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The Handi-Cap
Artist: Ali Herrmann
Location: 95 Washington Street
Sponsored: The MASIE Center/Elliott & Cathy Masie
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Artist: Kelsey Harro
Location: In front of Spoken Boutique, 27 Church Street
Sponsored: Bast Hatfield, Inc
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Location: Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50
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Just a side note: I like to thank my partner in crime, Jennifer Bishop, for helping me with a lot of these photos. To see more of her photos from our trip, check out her Flickr account under ryansgirl0928 or her Red Bubble portfolio under Jennifer Bishop.

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Danielle Berry

Originally from the South Carolina Lowcountry, Danielle Berry is a southern girl through and through. Born into an Air Force family with three other siblings, her life included moving every four to five years up and down the East Coast. Although saying goodbye was never easy with every move, a new town always meant more friends and unfamiliar, yet exciting, things to do. Eventually her parents settled in the small town of Beaufort, South Carolina; a quaint coastal town between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. There, she found the porches were long, but the conversations were always longer.

A Converse College alumna, she met her husband, Jared, on a reluctant blind date her freshman year. Married in 2007, she followed him to Southeast Georgia where she was hired as an interior decorator and project manager for James Michael Howard. In 2009, they welcomed their first son, Michael, and she became a full time stay-at-home mom.

This past January, she followed her husband to Saratoga Springs. Although the porches aren’t as long, she has found that the conversations with the locals are. With an overwhelming amount of experiences awaiting, she is excited to be given another opportunity in a new town, with new friends, and new adventures.