“Gearing Up” is so named because a cowboy’s equipment is commonly called “gear” and the top hand was occasionally rewarded with the honor of using the newly purchased gear. As an old Arizona cowboy said, “the amount of hard work that a cowboy can take depends on how he is geared.”
“Gearing Up” continues the collaboration in bronze and leather of sculptor, Clyde “Ross” Morgan and saddlemaker, Bob Malan. The complementary partnership of these two artists is a “natural” as both Morgan and Malan share a passion for integrity and authenticity in their work. In this depiction, the saddle and clothing are representative of the 1940 era.
H:39” • W: 29” • D: 20"