Years ago, I decided to make myself a model Friesian. I traded a halter for a Gem Twist body, hacked it up, reassembled it and painted it black. Because I like white markings, I really wanted to add some chrome. I wasn't planning anything crazy, mind you--just a little star and snip and maybe one white ankle.
I posted my intent on whatever hobby lists I was subscribed to at the time, and the response was immediate and unanimous--no white markings on the Friesians! A star that measured less than two inches in height or width was allowed. Anything beyond that was strictly verboten.
Sigh. That wasn't what I wanted to hear, but rules are rules. I gave my mare a tiny star and left it at that.
Yesterday, I drove out to Golden, Colorado to visit my friend, Cara, and meet her new lease horse. While I was there, I couldn't help but notice a pair of Friesians turned out together in the arena.However, it wasn't until the little one came over to the gate that I noticed something unusual about him.
He had a star, a snip...and one white foot. Oh my goodness--that's exactly how I wanted Velma to look!
Of course, I realize that he is unregisterable and probably a huge disappointment to his breeder. Call me crazy, but I don't care. I love the white and I think he's adorable.And as for Cara's lease horse, Poppy... well, she's pretty adorable, too!
P.S. Poppy's show name is The Exploding Poptart. Doesn't that sound like something you'd hear at a model horse show!?