I had not intended to revisit the good intentions performance idea so soon, but then y'all had to go and suggest a therapeutic riding scene for my poor mangled youth doll.
You see, I just happen to have a little wheelchair in my prop box...and it is a perfect fit for my newly "customized" doll!
I've owned the wheelchair for more than a decade, but my plans for a therapeutic riding set-up go back even further than that. During my college days, I volunteered as a sidewalker for a therapeutic riding program. That experience inspired me to start gathering parts,pieces and documentation for a traditional scale horse therapy scene.All that documentation is hard copy--further proof that this is an old project idea!
Here's a good reference picture for someone hoping to salvage a one legged doll.
As per usual, I have several pages showing just the tack!
In a rare fit of motivation, I built this mounting block/ramp in 2002. Unfortunately, that's as far as things got. I have never used either ramp or wheelchair in a live or photo show set-up.
It really wouldn't take a lot to make this show worthy. In the meantime, here's the good intentions version.
And just for grins, here's the more traditional therapeutic riding set-up with a walking horse.Thanks to everyone who commented on yesterday's post. I actually feel inspired to sit down a make a few small (therapeutic) tack items. I haven't wanted to work on tack in ages, so this is a very good thing!