An icon of the streetscape in Moonah in Hobart’s north is destined for a new life on the stage.
- Wattyl paints had used the life-sized fibreglass horses outside many of their stores since the 1970s
- One of the last, known as Chester, has been rescued from outside a store in Moonah
- Already Chester has appeared in a theatre production and is available for bookings
Chester the horse had stood outside a paint shop on Main Road since the 1970s.
The 25-kilogram fibreglass horse was one of many around the country used to market Wattyl paint products.
Each day the horse was taken out of the shop and stood by the front door during opening hours.
When Hobart actor and theatre producer John Xintavelonis heard Chester was being retired from the…