Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Adoption: " Artista" Robert Carlson's 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover Horse Challenge Painting #53


" A Little Texas Springtime"
5 by 7 watercolor
by LindaLMartin Artist

In the words of  Madi LeClerc, Robert Carlson's partner at RM Performance Horses and  his Fiance':  

"Artista is a 6 year old gelding from the California/Nevada border.  My Fiance Robert trained him for the 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth Texas.  We have owned Arty for 3 years now and he is my "go-to" horse for absolutely anything!  He is my competition horse for a sport called Cowboy Mounted Shooting which involves shooting .45 single action revolvers off his back, He will trail ride anywhere and through anything including downtown big cities with traffic, skyscrapers, buses, and adoring tourists, and even provides a mount for novice riders without a horse. "

At Madeline's request a portion of the money from the sale of this painting will go to the Mustang Heritage Foundation.To Read more about the various programs for trainers and the Mustang Makeover go to

Madeleine Shooting off of Artista during
competition. Photo used by permission.

RM  Performance Horses is located in Boyd Texas. You can contact them through
A special Thanks to  Amy Peterson Spivey of Lightning Bug Creek Photography. You can see more of her mustang photos on Facebook:

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