Adrian Landon designed this galloping horse structure in Brooklyn, New York in 2012. The designer wanted to show the original colors and hues from the bare metal, so the galloping steel horse was covered with a clear varnish to protect it from the intense sun and salt environment at its home at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. This is a 160 acre "Equestrian Lifestyle Destination" located in the heart of an 8,000 acre equestrian paradise in Wellington, Florida.
Mr. Landon specified hot-dip galvanizing for its long-term durability, and maintenance free coverage...
After only one year, the intense sun and salt atmosphere was too strong for the clear varnish and the steel horse started to deteriorate with rust. The sculptor then began sourcing an alternative coating for this environment without covering up the unique shapes, curves and hues in the structure.
After much research, Mr. Landon specified hot-dip galvanizing for its long term durability, and maintenance free coverage that would still allow the artistic waves, lines and curves of the galloping horse to be aesthetically pleasing from the natural zinc patina. Mr. Landon stated, "Hot-dip galvanizing was my best and most permanent solution. In 2015 I had this statue sand blasted and then worked with a galvanizer for processing. The results were excellent and now this beautiful, protected structure sits back at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center entrance for the whole Equestrian World to see."
Recreation & Entertainment
Wellington, FL United States
Aesthetics, Corrosion Performance, Sustainability
Plates, sheet metal and angles.
Valmont Coatings - Miami Galvanizing
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