Utilizing the talents of a well-known artist, a talented landscape architect, and thanks to the efforts of a dedicated alumnus, the original base was, indeed, a unique work of art which paid tribute to the priceless stallions and enhanced their surroundings.
Anna Hyatt Huntington's statue, Fighting Stallions, was formally dedicated on October 18, 1952.
President Flowers gave the dedication address. He thanked Buck Winn for his help in planning the location and layout for the statue, the Cameron Lumber Company for donating the granite, and local businessman Jim Cummings for providing the heavy equipment needed to move the stones.
Flowers also thanked the Huntingtons for the statue itself, and quoted an art critic who advocated for Anna's place among the great sculptors of all times:
Emile Schaub-Koch has rightly said that Mrs. Huntington has made a living essence of movement in which she succeeds in portraying the 'slightest details of human and animal life.' He even suggested that the methods of conventional criticism are not sufficiently comprehensive to describe fully the value of the work of this great artist. [transcription]
In our appreciation of this work of art, may we be reminded that our search and the discovery of the beautiful may be as rewarding and enriching as our search for goodness and wisdom, for - truly, the goal of an educational institution lies in these three great areas of human activity.
— President Flowers, Dedication Address given October 18, 1952