Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween horse

Ryan asked if I would buy him a horse mask for Halloween.

I was perplexed by this request because A) he's never liked dressing up for Halloween and B) he doesn't like horses. 

"Why do you want to be a horse?"  I asked him.  "Is this an internet joke or are you somehow mocking me?"

He grinned that evil teenage grin and said, "Maybe."


I was hoping this would blow over, but no.  Every day it's been the same thing:  "Mom, will you buy me a horse mask?  If you buy me a horse mask I will wash the dogs and clean the rat cage and empty the dishwasher and pick up my room.  Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease."

Yesterday--finally--I relented...
but not before I added one more item to his list:  If you're going to dress up as a horse, you need to pose with actual horses. 
Ryan doesn't like going to the barn, but he agreed right away.  We drove straight from the costume shop to the barn.
Yes, he wore the mask in the car.  And took selfies.
We headed out to the field and quickly discovered that most of the horses had no interest in posing with Ryan.  Fortunately, Bob had no such issues.
"Hello there strange two legged horse."
 "I squish your face with mine."
Two of a kind!
Ryan texted these photos to his friend Pablo who responded, "Dude, I am so jealous!"  I wonder if Pablo will be able to talk his mom into buying a horse mask...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wild hair

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: I don't make mini scale tack.
Except, of course, when I do. 
I've had a lot of people ask about Pebbles and Stablemate scale tack recently.  I've told everyone the same thing:  NO. 
I really meant that, too, but last night I got a wild hair and decided to make a Pebbles scale huntseat saddle.  It's listed for sale on my Facebook page on a first come, first serve basis.  If you're interested, don't hesitate.  After all, I don't make mini scale tack!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Everyone gets a Mink

For the first thirty years of my hobby life, the terms "Breyer" and "model horse" were synonymous. 

Then, I moved to Colorado and attended my first live show.  I was blown away by the accuracy and detail of the artist resins, and it wasn't long before my collecting habits made a complete one eighty.  I've been a dedicated resin and custom collector ever since.

Recently, however, Breyer has started to woo me back.  First it was the Siftons.  Then it was the Lucas-Francis's and the Kilbourns and especially the Eberls.  I honestly didn't think they could top the Eberls...  until this happened:
Yes, it's true--for the first time ever, everyone can own a horse by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig.
Granted, the first release is only available to members of the Breyer's Premier Club, but still it's a mass produced, plastic body...
I have never been a conga line collector, but I will happily make an exception for this pretty girl.  Kudos and congratulations to Breyer and Sarah  for creating this outstanding pony.  Thanks also to Deb Omel for allowing me to use her colorized versions of the lovely Croi Damsha.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Almost wordless Wednesday

Everyone knows that I like horses and dogs, but I also like goats and sheep and pigs and chickens and llamas.  Especially llamas.  Fortunately for me, Aline has all of these at her farm in Bennett, Colorado.  Here are a few pictures of her own little Noah's Ark.  Enjoy!

Visiting Trillium's friends

Trillium will always be my favorite of Aline's horses, but I still have warm and fuzzy feelings for the other members of her herd.  These include her ancient Thoroughbred mare, Laramie, as well as...
and Sara...  
and their foals, Grace... 
and Star. 
 I was especially happy to renew my acquaintance with Aline's stallion, Sport.
Sport was just a little guy when he arrived in Colorado.  Now he is the epitome of tall,
and extremely handsome!
I am so glad I had the chance to visit Trillium and her friends.  It was really great to see them again!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Visiting Trillium

I visited my former lease pony, Trillium, over the weekend.
She was out in the field when I arrived...
but came up to the barn as soon as she heard the hay truck. 
She pricked her ears at the sound of my camera, and I swear she looked over as if to say, "Hey, I remember you." 
That was all the greeting I got.  Trillium has her priorities...
and food... 
comes first! 
Silly pony. 
Oh, I've missed this girl! 
It was so good to see her again!