Anatomical Horse Model

Years of intense work went into this hand-sculpted anatomical horse model. I worked closely with an equestrian veterinarian and one of Italy’s top mold makers to produce a reference model that is accurate and detailed as possible. See below for the journey that went into how this model was made and to purchase your own copy for € 315 + PH please email me!

 
 
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Steel reinforced Polyurethane resin 22 x 18 x  5 inches ( 54 x 45 x 13 cm )

Light grey colour. (please note the color may vary a little from the photographs)

This anatomical study of a Thoroughbred horse has on its right side the superficial anatomical muscles and arteries exposed. Perfect for veterinary students, art students and horse owners who want to gain a better understanding of horse anatomy. Made from steel reinforced polyurethane resin.
Manufactured and shipped from the USA.
Anatomical Sculpting by Matthew Lowden
Horse Sculpting by Andrea Felice
Equine Veterinary Advisor Dr Valeria Del Gatto
See below to see how this model was made!

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Consulting the pro’s and choosing a direction

Working with Italian equine veterinarian Dr Valeria Del Gatto, we first discussed what level of muscular anatomy should be shown on the model. As the model is meant for artists and veterinary students it was decided the muscles that are most noticeable to the eye on a living horse should be shown. Therefore the superficial muscle layer, some prominent subcutaneous muscles and major superficial arteries were chosen to feature. One side of the horse was left complete with skin on to help with comparison and identification.

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Mapping the muscles

We chose a standing thoroughbred stallion as the model to begin working from. Continually referring to a whole library of medical reference material and dissection videos we identified and mapped the muscles onto a plaster model.


Sculpting

A wax cast of the horse was created and this is what I proceeded to sculpt into. Using the markings made on the plaster model as a guide and map I meticulously started to carve and sculpt the muscles and arteries on the wax model. This process took months of labour and a high tolerance for the tedious was needed!

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Mould making

After months of work and once all the muscles were sculpted to the level of detail we desired a silicone mould was produced from the wax model. From this mould another plaster cast was made and then shipped to the manufacturer in the USA. Once again another silicone mould was made, this one specifically designed to produce highly detailed resin copies using a roto-cast machine. It is these copies that are available for purchase.