Trail of the Painted Ponies Five Card Stud From The Trail of Painted Ponies Original Release Artistic inspiration comes in many forms. Drawing on her experience as a secondary art teacher, Carlsbad artist Gerri Mattson gave herself an assignment. She made a list of words that related to horses, and then began to sketch out corresponding ideas. The word "Stud" prompted an association with poker, which led to a horse fancifully adorned with gaming, casino, and lottery images. Made of ceramic, approximately 6.25" high Artist: Gerri Mattson Sponsor: Dorothy Queen & The Carlsbad Foundation this model is in factory new condition and comes with its original hang tag, box and stryofoam insert.