It’s called the American Horse.  I’m still waiting to hear back from Guinness Book of World Records, but this could very well be the biggest statue of a horse in the world. This bad boy is massive – it stands 24 feet tall and contains 13 tons of bronze.  It’s built to withstand wind and earthquakes.

During a recent visit to the Frederik Meijer Botanical Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan it became obvious that this was the most popular attraction on the property.

The horse was an early vision of legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci in 1482.  Although the horse seen here was just completed 1999.

There is a great write up about the history of The American Horse and an entire fascinating story about how it came to be via: equitrekking.com 

A definite photo op next time you’re in beautiful Grand Rapids!