This was an A4 pencil drawing commissioned by Andrea Rosenmann of her Thoroughbred gelding, Manolette, who tragically broke his leg and died in his paddock. I don’t usually favor side on views for drawing, but this was one of the few photos she had of him prior to his death. A sober reminder to take photos before it is too late.
Manny had quite an unusual face shape, with a particularly large jowl, so I consulted with Andrew quite a bit when doing this one. This was a special one for me to do, because I rode Manny quite a lot for Andrea so I was close to him.