fergus the horse
Fergus the Horse was first created by Jean Abernethy in 2000 and published in Horse Canada, Blaze Magazine, and Monty Roberts Join-Up Journal among other equestrian periodicals shortly thereafter; entertaining with humor, history, trivia, and teaching training methods. He was formed into a comic strip in 2004 which appeared weekly in the Ocala Star Banner pets page in Ocala, Florida. The situations Fergus encounters include a range of horse experience, in nature, in horsemanship, with his rider Shelby, and his stablemates of various breeds. His voice is both wise and innocent. Fergus is not a human in a horse suit doing human things, thinking human thoughts. He's all horse. That is why he's so effective at showing us how human we are.
JEAN AND FERGUS
Jean Abernethy has been producing equestrian-related drawings and horse portraits and cartooning for more than thirty years. She has illustrated several books and instructional articles, technical how-to drawings and diagrams for instructional purposes, as well as children's and fantasy illustration. Her work has taken her coast-to-coast to farms and equestrian events, where she's been involved with a wide variety of horse breeds, sports, and disciplines.
fergus the horse stuff
T-shirts, mugs, phone cases,
T-shirts, mugs, greeting cards,
permission to reproduce fergus comics
Publications: Online or Print
$25 CAD single use
Personal: Newsletter or Powerpoint
$15 CAD single use
Please write to Jean first.
Fergus comic strips can be reproduced in your publications on payment of a fee for use.
Jean Abernethy retains all rights to the images.
jean abernethy (and fergus)