The Snow Horse of the South Fork
The Snow Horse of the South Fork, represents a highly unique feature in the high peaks of the Absaroka Mountains above the South Fork of the Shoshone River, near Cody, WY. As the winter snows slowly melt in the spring and early summer, the shape of the Snow Horse is revealed on the mountain face. This feature is a local landmark and legend. The early trappers and mountain men in the area held that when the reins melted (or broke), one could travel the mountains through the Thorofare drainage near Yellowstone Park, without having to break through snow on the trail. The Snow Horse has several names including the White Horse of Ishawooa, and the Rein Horse. There are few natural features like the Snow Horse with such realistic beauty and rich western lore. We hope you wear it with pride as you connect with this beautiful part of Wyoming.
This pendant depicts the Snow Horse as it looks at it's full glory, prior to the reins breaking as the snow melts. It is appoximatly 1.75 inches in length and .75 inches high and cast in sterling silver. The pendant comes with an 17" sterling silver chain but can be adjusted to fit your needs or preference.