Poseidon - Head Anatomy

Updated: Dec 7, 2020



Sculpted by Gillian Higgins and Judy Boyt, named Poseidon after the ancient Greek God of horses, and fashioned in the style of the head statues of the ancient Greek Gods, this model accurately conveys the beauty, power, anatomical accuracy and inner strength of the horse.

Having been privileged to study the structures of the equine head from the inside out and being aware of the delicacy and complexity of the structures, I was keen to produce, not only an object of beauty, but also an accurate anatomical model that could contribute to the awareness of the structures of the head in relation to bridle fit and design, movement and facial expression.

Poseidon is modelled on a real pony skull and enables us to see the bony structures as well as the soft tissues, nerves and blood vessels.

It is the detail encapsulated in the model which allows us to visualise some of the more nebulous structures of the head. The hyoid apparatus for example, which gives form to the pharynx, larynx and tongue and from which there are strong links to the rest of the body can be studied in detail; the position of the nerves and emerging teeth can be seen and help and encourage us to treat the head with empathy and respect.

The essence of the sculpture can be summed up in the words of the renowned poet Ronald Duncan:

‘Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity?

Here, where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined’.

Poseidon, sculpted in the form of the Greek gods

certainly is a thing of beauty and to own, a joy forever.


POSEIDON IN RESIN, available in 3 sizes, is a spectacular sculpture and anatomical model. It is made of SLA white resin . It comes with an optional stand which is a transparent mount on a 5mm thick silver acrylic mirror base with a 3mm chamfer edge.

POSEIDON IN BRONZE is a spectacular sculpture which comes beautifully mounted on a substantial base of polished steel. It is a LIMITED EDITION with just 5 pieces being available world wide.

If you are interested in purchasing an edition of the Poseidon in resin or in bronze you can download the price list HERE.


I am currently working on the book, 'Head Anatomy for Bridle fit and Design' which will be published later this year. SO WATCH THIS SPACE!! :-)

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