Hermon MacNeil’s “Pony Express” or “Pancho Villa” Rides Again!

The bronze “Pony Express” horse and rider galloping out of downtown Saint Joseph, Missouri, since 1940, is Hermon A. MacNeil’s immortalizing of “Pancho Villa.”  The sculptor modeled the monument’s “glorious horse flesh” after an actual “outlaw” wild mustang from the North Dakota prairies, named “Pancho Villa” (after the Mexican outlaw). (See the original 1946 ‘Long … Continue reading Hermon MacNeil’s “Pony Express” or “Pancho Villa” Rides Again!