Coming back in to re-write the description here since it's been a few years:
This project was just a small concept animation I did for presenting my ideas for my final class - Portfolio class - for school. This animation literally saw about 2 seconds of daylight, and didn't end up in my project in this form.
But I am still really proud of it and so thrilled that people have enjoyed it.
I haven't had the time to be able to answer everyones questions individually so I'll try here:
1. The horse was made in photoshop from stock photos of metal gears, engine blocks, and old armor. The pieces were then animated in flash.
2. For some reason it doesn't display correctly in IE - half the movement freezes after one loop. If you know why, fill me in! I would love to fix it.
4. I did make a second version with more movement in the body, as well a rider, coyote, elk, and rabbit - but it's part of a larger animation that I just can't consider finished yet. Maybe someday I'll be motivated to post the rest of it.
Thanks everyone for all your kind words!
Animation by Kellie Lamphere (Klamphere)