Morgan Horse Promoted Through Art. How the recognition of a painting…garnered PR for the Morgan horse.

Ifinished ‘Capriole, Vienna’, original watercolor in 1995, however…it wouldn’t be until  June of 2003 that the Limited Edition print of ‘Capriole‘ would introduce me to Wendy LeGate and the Morgan Horse.  It was the birth of a different painting…one that would soon take on a life and destiny of it’s own…

Wendy LeGate is owner of OGO, Old Growth Oak
Morgans, in San Jose, California, where she breeds the purest lines of the Morgan.  
She purchased many pieces from me, before she approached with the proposal of painting
something that she could use as a logo for her Morgan horse ranch.  I started to work
and put 80 hours talking, researching and studying photos, before paint ever touched the
canvas.  We wanted to incorporate the magnificent oak trees that make up the
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Oak & Morgan Stance, by Laura Behning for the Rainbow Morgan Horse Association

One of my favorite pastimes is searching for Morgan
related items on ebay. A few months back, I was really excited to come across a print at
auction of a pretty palomino Morgan. The artist was Bj. de Castro. The listing on ebay
said the art was created as a logo for Morgan breeder and Rainbow member, Wendy LeGate of
Old Growth Oak Morgans in California. I was curious as to which horse had inspired the
piece, and asked Wendy about it.

“I met Bj. de
Castro a couple of years ago and began talking with her about a logo for my OGO Prefix
(Old Growth Oak Morgans),” says Wendy. “Well as I am sure you can tell by the
name, I sure love those old growth oak trees. I sent her tons and tons of pictures I took
of all sort of Morgans, my own and others. She liked them all, but some of the pictures of
Sandy Cleveland’s flaxen chestnut stallion,

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