Relevant categories: Bronzes,Fountains and Garden
(Above photo - Lifesize French Bronze Horse and Jockey Statue by Bonheur )
From its name, a horse and jockey statue with the image of a man sitting atop a horse. You can buy it to place it in your front yard like hitching posts. When they first appeared in the United States, horse and jockey statues were cast replicas slightly more miniature than actual horses and jockeys. Regardless of its size, the figure has a man in a jockey’s clothes holding up one hand like one taking a horse’s reins. The man may sometimes carry a metal ring or a lantern in the raised hand. On some statues, the lantern might or might not be operational. Where a horse-and-jockey statue is small enough, you can use it to improve your home decor. The following are some of the materials used to make horse and jockey statues:
(Above photo - Giant Bronze Horse and Jockey Statue )
Marble is a metamorphic rock cut out of limestone and used to make all types of sculptures. It is also one of the most accessible materials for a sculptor to work with. All it takes is detailed chiselling to create a statue befitting your front yard. As it ages, marble hardens and becomes more durable, giving it a long-lasting effect regardless of its location. Thanks to its weather-resistant properties, marble is suitable for making statues for the outdoors.
(Above photo - Big French Bronze Horse and Jockey Statue by Mene )
Bronze has been in use for making sculptures for centuries. It is suitable for casting giant statues, small statuettes, and figurines. Whether you need a life-size horse and jockey statue or a small hand-held figurine, bronze is the best material. Besides, bronze is a pliable solid material capable of withstanding harsh outdoor conditions. As it ages, it creates an elegant patina that gives it a unique, attractive look that your visitors would want to behold. It is excellent for both indoor and outdoor use.
Stainless steel is used to make statues because of its durability and corrosion resistance. However, it is heavier than marble or bronze, giving the figures a high level of sturdiness. If you find an excellent stainless steel horse and jockey statue, then it is likely to be marine-grade, resisting corrosion and deterioration by saltwater.
If you cannot afford a bronze statue, you can buy one made from Corten steel, a weather-resistant material. It is suitable for use in the outdoors and doesn’t require painting to protect it. Even though it rusts, Corten steel allows elements that create a protective surface in the form of fine-textured rust. Once this rust covers the surface, it stops further corrosion, thus protecting the sculpture from the effects of exposure to the elements.
(Above photo - English Bronze Steeplechase Horse Jockey Statue - Show Jumper )
Do you want high-quality bronze horse and jockey statues? Our shop has different sculptures made from all types of materials. Therefore, we allow you to choose whether you want marble, bronze, stainless steel, or Corten steel. When it comes to bronze statues, you can select the large outdoor ones or miniature statuettes or figurines for indoor tabletop use.
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