The patination is unique on each one as the colour depends upon the air humidity and the chemical mix and the amount of heat applied. This is solid bronze and very heavy; it is larger than the other bronze horses and each one responds to patination in a very different way.
Like many children Perryn was passionate about horses. She drew their heads on her maths books on her Geography book, in detention. She had no interest in the legs but in the beautiful shapes of the bones of the head, and neck. She could draw them with her eyes shut which bled into the sculpture in later life. With each one she is looking at shape and character, as like people, horses are very individual in nature. She is also interested in the relationship man has with horses throughout history