A Fife horse rescued at just 10 months old from a freezing field with his emaciated mother and a group of other horses, is the ‘muse’ for the World Horse Sculpture Trail which will be displayed at a number of locations across the UK this year.

Organised by the World Horse Welfare, this will feature 40 sculptures all modelled on Lucas who is now transformed and competes at a number of equestrian disciplines with his Fife-rehomer, Colleen Macrae.

Acclaimed sculptor, Judy Boyt, ‘live sculpted’ a maquette of the young horse which was then scaled up to create a mould for the large fibreglass horses which make up the sculpture trails.

Twenty 11hh sculptures will make up two trails, the first of which will be on display around the towns of Windsor and Eton from mid-April, before moving to Kensington and Chelsea. The second will be showcased at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where World Horse Welfare is their supported charity for 2019 and where Lucas will also be travelling to compete in a showing class by flying the flag for rescue horses everywhere.

His rehomer, Colleen, said: “It will be exciting – and a little daunting – to see so many Lucas’ on the sculpture trails and it’s a real honour to have him representing World Horse Welfare. People are always amazed at the fact that he is a rescue horse so he’s a brilliant example of what these horses can achieve, proving they can go on and have an incredible life after a difficult start.

“I’ve been asked if Lucas will let the fame go to this head but I’m not sure it will change the fact he spends about 90% of his time lying down, fast asleep!

“Competing at the Royal Windsor Horse Show will be exciting, but I know that Lucas will do his best and that’s all I can ever ask for.”

Montrose-based tattoo artist, Judi Milne, is painting one of the sculptures with a design that quite literally reflects the horse himself. The sculpture will be covered in an ornate horseshoe pattern, featuring shoes from horses donated by many of her friends and contacts.

Find out more about taking part in the trail at: www.worldhorsewelfare.org/world-horse-trail