Equine Friendship
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Two horses owned by Ina’s younger brother Harlan Collins were the subject of this 16 x 20 canvas board, painted at Ina's Leaburg area home. The palomino depicted here later became a champion show horse, and was known for its courage, jumping frequently from a high rocky cliff into the McKenzie River just upriver from the Hendrick’s Bridge near Springfield, Oregon. Ina signed the painting in the lower left and dated it 1960. It appeared in 11 shows and sold to Joe Sayre, a hunting companion of Ina’s husband Veltie in Roseburg in 1963. His son Joe Sayre Jr. inherited the painting after his death. The current owner purchased the painting from Mr. Sayre Jr.