That guy has no idea what he’s in for.
Did your childhood also consist of taking breaks from your barn chores with your fellow horse-crazy friends by galloping your imaginary steeds around the aisle ways while brandishing crops and muckrakes in lieu of swords and lances and pretending you were embroiled in an epic battle for your kingdom’s glory? Or were you, you know…normal?
Who knew that my amateur equestrian LARPing was actually providing me with valuable skills for the not-too-distant Apocalypse? It’s honestly somewhat comforting to be wielding familiar makeshift barn weapons again (even if my only human friend’s mind is in the gutter).
At least our horses are real this time.
PS. Meet Sal’s apocalyptic steed, Charvel. She’s a piebald overo Paint mare, which just happens to make her Gibson’s equal but opposite counterpart. As you can see, we’re a fantastic and totally functional team.
Jenny Kammerer is a professional artist, video producer and frustrated Philadelphia sports fan who’s been in the saddle since the age of four. When she was 16, she met her Paint/QH/Draft cross Gibson (aka Guitar Solo) as a green two-year-old, and quickly settled into the training side of equestrianism, drawing inspiration from the techniques of Pat Parelli and other natural horsemanship teachers. Known for most of her childhood as both the awkward artsy one and the weird horse girl, she always seemed destined to draw nonsensical horse cartoons. In addition to her independent illustration work, she currently teaches painting classes at Painting With A Twist and produces short-form documentaries that can be seen on www.Horse.TV. You can follow her personal art projects and stay up-to-date on Gibson and the Apocalypse on Instagram: @JennyKammArt