A horse sculpture made from recycled scrap metal will be on display at HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) this summer and it is hoped its presence will help highlight the plight of the charity’s rescue horses and ponies, who are often “discarded like junk”.

‘Enzo’ will be on display to visitors to Shores Hey Farm in Burnley, Lancashire, from 14 July. Handcrafted by Sarah Mae Francis, Enzo is a 9ft tall rearing horse sculpture made from a variety of mechanical parts, car parts and old tools.

HAPPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Arthur, was introduced to Sarah’s work when dropping off her car for a service at her father’s garage.

“The absolute talent and artistic creativity shown in Enzo is truly phenomenal,” she said. “The symbolism of Enzo to the charity is that, just as the horses we rescue are discarded like junk by cruel owners, we find them an important purpose, whether that be through education or by finding them a home as a companion or rideable equine.

“We applaud Sarah’s work and are sure she will have an extremely successful future as a creator of these beautiful life-sized sculptures.”

Sarah said HAPPA seemed the perfect place to send Enzo on holiday to showcase her work, and hoped he will inspire fellow artists to recycle and reuse.

“I took an interest in welding at age 16, discovering and teaching myself how to work with metal,” she said. “From that, I noticed that my dad, a mechanic, was throwing away a lot of car parts and unwanted tools, which seemed such a waste. I thought, ‘Why not get creative?’ and see what I could conjure up. Things just escalated from there.”

For more information about HAPPA’s Shores Hey Farm and how to visit, click here.

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