“Salvaged Horse” is a welded metal art sculpture of a rearing horse. It is approximately one-half the size of a real horse and is made from recycled steel. The artist Pierre Riche has sculpted many horses in his career as an artist and continues to be inspired to create new ones. This sculpted metal horse is rearing up with its hair flying in the wind. The many steel parts that comprise this dynamic equine representation are wrenches, old tools, nuts and bolts, railroad spikes, diamond plate steel, and even a tire iron or two. This award-winning artwork took first place, best in show, and more at the 135th Santa Cruz county fair. It has been colorfully painted and highlighted with gold nuances and is firmly fixed to a half wine barrel for its base. There are two welded circles of chain links from a diesel locomotive that frame the wine barrel base. All the metals used to make this sculpture are salvaged and inspired the artist to represent his faith in this way. Some horses are abandoned or neglected and the care of a new owner can give an animal a new chance at life. This sculpture represents that new chance at life. A life salvaged from the wreckage heap of broken circumstances. A new life that is now worth living.