Broncho Buster Statue
Public Art: Broncho Buster Statue (AKA; Buckaroo ;
Sculptor: © Alexander Phimster Proctor (1860 -
Description: A bronze statue of a cowboy riding a
bucking horse on a Colorado granite base.
Cast : Gorham Foundry
Location: Central Plaza, Civil Park, Denver,
Colorado, United States.
History : Sculptor Alexander Phimster Proctor was
commissioned to create two statues for the Denver Civic Center the Broncho Buster and the On The War Trail. The bronze cowboy and horse statue was presented to the city
by Stephan Knight and John Kernan Mullen in 1920.
Proctor used Slim Ridings as his model for the cowboy but there was one catch, Slim was caught for horse rustling
and thrown in jail. Proctor had to bail him out so he could complete his work.
Presented to Denver