Dancer, KoKo, Dad, and Me - Karen Petty artist in Laguna

Dancer, KoKo, Dad, and Me

This is my horse, Dancer; she is an ex-racehorse, and she won her first race by 5 lengths. She and I have worked out several kinks on settling her down since, and I am proud to say I was only run into the fence once, and side sidled off once. This doesn’t seem like something to be proud of, but for all the times she tried her hardest to buck me off, she was never successful, and now, after 8 years, we have a great respect for each other.

It was my first inclination to draw the horses when I was 8 years and was actually published in “Appaloosa News” for a drawing that my mom submitted. So, I guess it’s safe to say riding horses and art have been my inspiration my whole life.

Enjoy the world of Art and Horses with me at my Instagram and Facebook accounts.


  1. Reply
    Claudia Theis October 24, 2019

    What a wonderful friendship you have with Dancer! Your love of life shows thru all your dealings with those who encounter you–and for me, it’s always during “The Dust”!

    • Reply
      Karen Petty October 24, 2019

      Thanks for your kind words, Claudia! I’m looking forward to Winter Fantasy next, opening November 23rd! Come on down; save the date! ❤️ ❄️

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