No room for “neigh” saying horses are symbolic here in Maricopa.

While seeing wild horses kicking dust on the side of State Route 347 isn’t always a guarantee, you’re sure to spot one special herd around town year-round. 

Drive through Rancho El Dorado and you may encounter the large horse statue at The Duke Golf Course. If you’re driving anywhere else in town, you’re likely to come across many smaller and more colorful equine specimens installed as a part of a city arts initiative.

Possibly the most revered statue sits at the city’s busiest intersection: A quartet of mighty stallions stand mid-stampede at the corner of North John Wayne Parkway and West Smith-Enke Road, right next to the sign for the Villages at Rancho El Dorado subdivision.

View a photo gallery of the Villages equine statues by InMaricopa’s Bryan Mordt: