Now I may not have grown up on a farm but I have had my share of chasing  animals! .  "The Great Barnyard Escape"  was inspired from a call many years ago when I was working patrol.  A number of cattle and horses had escaped from the fairgrounds pens during the Rodeo.  Several animals  crossed the highway and were in a field where Economart now sits.  I was running in my full gear like I was really going to be able to catch a horse,talk about being in way  over my head!   It all turned out well and no animals were hurt thanks to a few extra cowhands who helped out:)  So this painting is for all of you who have ever had a similar experience!