Before The Storm$2,700.00 Add to cart
When I went to work on the Phillips Ranch when I was 16 years old they took it for granted that I knew what I was doing. My dad and granddad had been horseman and worked on the ranch long before me. They gave me 2 animals to break. I knew nothing about breaking a horse but the cowboys really helped me out. Every time I got bucked off they told me what I had done wrong. The man I worked for was B.D. Phillips. I asked him what he looked for in a horse. He said he wanted a lion in the front and a greyhound in the back. He wanted a horse that could hold up and with feet that did not need to be shod.
Years later when I owned horses of my own I took them to Jimmy Phillips of Lewistown. I considered him to be the best trainer there ever was. He never hurried. He knew horses.
Back To The Badlands$3,500.00 Add to cart
To the hole in the wall…
Growing up in Malta and working around Zortman, Montana as a young man, I heard the stories of the Great Northern train robbery of 1901 many times. Apparently my grandmother, Maggie Pellitier was 12 at the time the train was robbed. She had known Kid Curry and members of his gang because they stopped at her family home in Zortman. One gang member always had candy for the kids and that man was Butch Cassidy.
In the badlands of the Missouri River, south of Zortman, there is a remote spot called The Hide-a-way, which offered rough accommodations. A few cowboys who worked at the Phillips Ranch new about this place but no one offered to show me the exact location. I rode many miles in that country but never came across it. The story goes that after Kid Curry robbed the train at Malta, Montana the first stop he made was at the Coburn Ranch to change horses. The second stop was the Hide-a-way. Next up would be the Hole in the Wall, Wyoming.
Meat Ain’t Cheap – Short$7,500.00 Add to cart
Every person who packs horses has his own way of doing it. This is Jay’s way. This is a new shorter version of the original 2009 Meat Ain’t Cheap.
Barrel Racer 1992$2,500.00 Add to cart
Barrel racing is the event where the woman-of-rodeo shine.
Old Duke$1,500.00 Add to cart
Made for submission to a bronze trophy competition.
Saddle Bronc Rider$3,500.00 Add to cart
A main event at every rodeo.
Loney$3,500.00 Add to cart
I lost my humble friend of over 50 years last spring. He was an extra-ordinary man.
Meat Ain’t Cheap$15,000.00 Add to cart
Every person who packs horses has his own way of doing it. This is Jay’s way. There is now a new shorter version of this original bronze created in 2018.
New Life Mini$500.00 Add to cart
The life-blood of the ranching industry. This is the only sculpture Jay has made in 2 sizes. See the larger size here.
Stage Coach$8,500.00 Add to cart
Jay used the Remington Carriage Collection in Cardston, Alberta as a source for accuracy.
Thirty Years Gathering$7,500.00 Add to cart
On the early Montana ranches, cowboys lived differently. After 30 years of gathering, a cowboy could put all he owned into his bedroll on one packhorse. He traveled light but he had everything he needed. Only a handful of cowboys living today have rolled up their belongings in a bedroll and traveled by horseback.
Tie Down Roper$5,000.00 Add to cart
The main event in both professional and amateur rodeos.