The cowboy of this sculpture is “Stub” Farlow as he rides the famous bucking horse Deadman. The dramatic pose finds Deadman’s muzzle bent toward the ground and his hind legs rising high into the air. Stub holds his hat high overhead with one hand, while the other keeps a firm grip on the reins.
The piece stands on a tall four-side sandstone base in the center of Town Square.
Bud Boller strove for realism in each of his sculptures, and his known for his attention to detail keenly expressed in the historical and anatomical accuracy of his subjects. Bud, an enrolled member of the Shoshone Tribe, lived and worked as an artist on the Wind River Indian Reservation. His bronzes often reflect the teachings of his youth; honor of elders, pride of one’s ancestry and respect for life.