Ronald Rae’s Heavy Horse and Foal at Crinan

In August 2012 Ronald Rae’s Heavy Horse and Foal moved to the Crinan Canal in Argyll where it was on loan to Scottish Canals for three years. It was such a perfect setting for the sculpture – the Heavy Horse and Foal at Lock 14 – there to welcome all the boats that pass through the Canal. However the sculpture has now returned to the Falkirk Wheel to join the Ronald Rae Exhibition of ten sculptures. Open all year – free admission.

The Heavy Horse and Foal took the sculptor over a year to be carve using hand tools only. The granite comes from Aberdeeenshire and has been dated over 460 million years old. For sale.

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chiara schilska September 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

seeing this video the foal and tender mother
instantly brought tears

full of love it is
as you and Pauline both are

fondest love and appreciation Chiara Schilska

Pauline September 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Dear Chiara – a heart like yours is bound to respond – it means so much to us. God bless.

Lesley Scoular September 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I very much hope that the splendid Heavy Horse and Foal may have found their permanent home – such a wonderful and appropriate setting for these most charismatic of animals. All good wishes.

Pauline September 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Thank you for this Lesley. The Heavy Horse and Foal could never look better than it is now at Crinan. Best wishes Pauline and Ronald.

Ian Hughes Smith September 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm

This man never ceases to amaze me. His joyous love of life and this universe imbue everything he does and says. Watching this video is a wonderful experience. Bless him and all his works. Ian.

Pauline September 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Ronald blesses you too. People like you make it all worth while.

John mccarron October 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Hi Ronnie,

Another great addition to your collection, you are the boy in the man I knew so well, god bless you and Polly and keep doing what you enjoy.
Best wishes from John and Hazel.

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