it used to be that when i walked through the pearl district, i would notice these little horses on a regular basis. after some investigation, it turns up that they were the creation of the artist scott wayne indiana who decided portland needed to put it's horse rings back to use. i don't see the horses very often any more, it turns out people would steal them when they came across them, so i don't think they last as long as they used to.
but then this beauty turned up over in my neighborhood, ladd's addition. i've only seen one other horse in the neighborhood so it made me so happy to stumble upon this one. i hope portland can keep the horse project going, nothing brightens your walk like finding one of these little guys.