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  • Christophe Fratin Animalier Bronze Horse Rinbow
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Magnificent bronze study of the famous Arab stallion ‘Rinbow’; winner of a multitude of races, this fine horse was put out to stud and lived to the impressive age of 32 years old. The bronze with excellent deep brown patina and fine hand chased detail raised on naturalistic base and signed Fratin.

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Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne


Rinbow – the Stallion

A stallion such as Rinbow, is a male horse that has not been gelded (castrated). Stallions follow the conformation and phenotype of their breed, but within that standard, the presence of hormones such as testosterone may give stallions a thicker, “cresty” neck, as well as a somewhat more muscular physique as compared to female horses, known as mares, and castrated males, called geldings.

Temperament varies widely based on genetics, and training, but because of their instincts as herd animals, they may be prone to aggressive behavior, particularly toward other stallions, and thus require careful management by knowledgeable handlers. However, with proper training and management, stallions are effective equine athletes at the highest levels of many disciplines, including horse racing, horse shows, and international Olympic competition.

The term “stallion” dates from the era of Henry VII, who passed a number of laws relating to the breeding and export of horses in an attempt to improve the British stock, under which it was forbidden to allow uncastrated male horses to be turned out in fields or on the commons; they had to be “kept within bounds and tied in stalls.” (The term “stallion” for an uncastrated male horse dates from this time; stallion = stalled one.) “Stallion” is also used to refer to males of other equids, including zebras and donkeys.

Rinbow is a wonderful example of a succesful race horse that remained a stallion and was put out to stud at the tender age of 5 years old. Rinbow obviously enjoyed his new found profession and lived to the ripe old age of 32 years old.

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