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One of our favourite things about artist Chris Ryniak (previously featured here) is that, no matter what else he’s up to - such as designing amazing toys and sculpting wonderfully strange characters for art shows - he still makes time to draw new creatures on a regular basis. Earlier this month, as one of his morning scribbles, Chris created Sparkle Pony Magic. The following week he presented her once again, this time in glorious colour. It was after that that something awesome happened:

Chris was contacted by a fan of his art who loved Sparkle Pony Magic so very much that she was hoping to have the image laminated onto her new prosthetic leg.

"She picked it up today, and walked unassisted for the first time in at least seven months! Its things like this that help ME to keep motivated and doing what I do. Not just for my own love of creating, but the knowledge that my art brings a little joy in another person’s life. Have an awesome Day!"

[via Chris Ryniak]

This incredible Meat Horse was created by Columbus, Ohio-based artist and Instructables contributor AuTopsyTurvy. The life-size horse head is made of a wood and wire armature that was first wrapped in plaster bandaging and then covered in nearly $200 worth of mouthwatering bacon and prosciutto. Yum!

Click here to view a few more photos of AuTopsyTurvy’s meat-tastic equine.

[via Instructables]

Riding a giant rocking horse would be an awesome way to celebrate the Year of the Horse. Meet Bigger Bertie, possibly the world’s largest hand-carved rocking horse. He was designed and built in 2011 by Anthony Dew, Sam Glass and Karl Barker of The Rocking Horse Shop in Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England.

Bertie is made of laminated marine plywood with a varnished finish. He stands 8.6m (28ft) high, measures 4.65m (15ft) long, and weighs a little over 2.2 tons. He features trap doors in his belly and saddle which open onto a hollow space that’s large enough to hold one small adult “or an army of very small Greek soldiers”.

Click here for lots more photos of Bigger Bertie, including photos of the building process.

[via The Rocking Horse Shop]

To celebrate Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of the Horse, RocketNews24 has assembled an awesome collection of animals and people wearing our creepy Horse Head Mask.

These are just some of our favourites. Head over to RocketNews24 to view them all.

Happy New Year! It’s the year of the horse on Geyser of Awesome!

This awesome earth sculpture - one of Britain’s biggest - is a 650-foot-long pit pony carved out of earth and coal waste. Pit Ponies were ponies used for work underground in coal mines from the mid-18th century up until the mid-20th century.
Named Sultan, this giant pony was modeled after those that once toiled in the coal mines of South Wales. He was actually carved 12 years ago, but it’s only recently that his earth has greened, which makes him stand out from the surrounding landscape even more gloriously.
Photo by Steve Brockett
[via Telegraph.co.uk]

This awesome earth sculpture - one of Britain’s biggest - is a 650-foot-long pit pony carved out of earth and coal waste. Pit Ponies were ponies used for work underground in coal mines from the mid-18th century up until the mid-20th century.

Named Sultan, this giant pony was modeled after those that once toiled in the coal mines of South Wales. He was actually carved 12 years ago, but it’s only recently that his earth has greened, which makes him stand out from the surrounding landscape even more gloriously.

Photo by Steve Brockett

[via Telegraph.co.uk]

Scottish sculptor and public artist Andy Scott is in the final stages of constructing this awesome pair of sculptures located in Falkirk, Scotland. These stupendous horse heads are called The Kelpies. They’re made of structural steel with a stainless steel cladding stand 30 meters (99 feet) tall, towering over the Forth & Clyde canal. They’re a stunning monument to Scotland’s horse-powered heritage.

Kelpies are supernatural water horses from Celtic folklore that are believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland.
Here’s more info from Wikipedia:

The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change and endurance of Scotland’s inland waterways. The Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the wagons, ploughs, barges and coalships that shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area.

Once Andy Scott’s Kelpies have been completed, visitors will be able to stand inside of them. Currently they’re scheduled to be open to the public in April 2014.

Photos by Kit Downey, Tracey Russell, Barry Ferguson, and Trixta Photography respectively.

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