Meticulously crafted as it was, we were ready to dismiss the horse as yet another nod to art star Maurizio Cattelan’s use of taxidermy in contemporary art, when we learned that A. Worel shot the horse herself and oversaw its preservation, and B. onlookers we permitted to interact with the horse, climbing a small ladder to alight its massive rockers as friends and family gawked and photographed.

The Rocking Horse Winner greeted us as we entered Herbst Pavillion.

SFist Sarah, contributing.

Photo: Ride'em, cowboy! Katherine Worel's