In El Paso, near the airport stands a 42 foot tall bronze statue entitled "The Equestrian". It is of Don Juan de Oñate on a rearing horse. The statue was originally going to be standing in downtown. However, Don Oñate's historical reputation as a conquistador was too much for some people and the statue was renamed and moved to its new location.
While in El Paso I took some photos of the statue. When I started this sketchbook I decided to start out with this close-up of the horse.