Most longtime performance showers end up collecting more than just horses.
The "collection creep" starts innocently enough, usually with dolls or cows or dogs. That progresses to cats and goats and food and vehicles, and before you know it, just about anything that could conceivably be used for an entry is fair game.
Carra McClelland and Morgan Haberman have taken this one step further. Behold, their infamous "Unnatural trail" entry.
|The documentation reads: "Horse and rider come upon the aftermath of the I FELTA THI fraternity scavenger hunt party. None of the fraternity brothers were ever found…"|
photo by Carra McClelland
|photo by Carra McClelland|
As a lover of all things 1:9 scale, this was so exciting!
Naturally, Teresa went right to the blow up doll...
whereas I was more attracted to the trash can, toilet and bungee cords!Squee! Board games with actual game pieces.
Goats and chickens and snakes, oh my!
Did I mention that I really love the bungee cords? The lantern is cool, too. It actually works!
So many neat and random things...
Where did they find it all?
Like the lantern, the campfire--which was made by Morgan--also lights up.
A bear and a pirate trail gate? As Carra says, "Because why not?"
My excited squeals drew the attention of the kids. They came to investigate and immediately found themselves immersed in Carra and Morgan's world.
My kids have no interest in model horse showing, but Unnatural Trail is another thing entirely. They were almost as charmed by the contents of this prop box as I was.
I can not wait to see all this stuff on the show table at Springamthing.
What a marvelous explosion of creativity! As much as I enjoy the serious side of the hobby, I'm glad there's a place for all things weird and wonderful! Thanks to Carra and Morgan for allowing to share their Unnatural obsession!
P.S. I really want some miniature bungee cords. Because why not?