Friday, July 20, 2018


I promise I'll get to the story eventually, but I'm still too tired to do it justice.
Suffice it to say, the costume is finally done.
Or perhaps I should say, it's mostly done. As always, photos have revealed a few small things in need of tweaking.
That's fine. After seventeen years, what's another day?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The feels when... realize the costume you started when James was a newborn is going to be finished the week he gets his driver's license.
I can't decided if that's awesome or horrifying, but either way, I can not wait to push this one across the finish line!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Almost wordless Wednesday, part two

Summer is horse show season, and the Estes Park Horse Show isn't the only show I've spectated this year. I've also attended several sessions of the big Summer in the Rockies Hunter/Jumper series at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. This group of photos was taken last Friday at the $5,000 USHJA Hunter Derby. Enjoy!

Almost wordless Wednesday

It's been six years since my first post about Western Dressage. In that time, the event has grown by leaps and bounds, both in the real and model worlds. Reference pictures are no longer hard to come by, but I hope someone will still appreciate these, which were taken at the Estes Park Horse Show in Estes Park, Colorado. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Almost forgot!

I finished two of the three tooled collaboration saddles last week.
Like me, Tiffany was unable to attend BreyerFest this year. Because of this, I felt it was important to get her saddle to her before the end of BreyerFest week.
The second saddle is staying here with me, and Erin's saddle is on hold with a pattern issue.  
It feels good getting some of these old projects off my plate. On to the next!

Monday, July 16, 2018

There's a story here...

...but I am too tired to do it justice.
Maybe tomorrow!

Sunday, July 15, 2018


Today Fabian, Teresa and I attended NotBreyerFest.
As its name implies, NotBreyerFest is, well... not BreyerFest
However, the two events do have a lot in common, including long drives with friends,
day drinking,
room sales,
(at NotBreyerFest everyone gets a saddle)
Horse Park, 
more Breyers, 
mystery Breyers,
more mystery Breyers, 
 food trucks,
real horse tack and supplies,  
stable tours, 
more dogspotting, 
bad weather,  
white board fences, 
plastic ponies,
real ponies, 
the thrill of acquisition... 
 and most importantly, time spent with friends.
And we had a raffle, too. Horsegirl275 and Pyxsii are the luck winners! Please contact me at to discuss your prizes.
NotBreyerFest is not Breyerfest, but I'm not complaining. That was a really fun day!