My friend, Janna Shepherd attended last Saturday's Mid Kansas Live All Performance Show in Rose Hill, Kansas. This show was a performance junkie's dream with a full day of English, Western, and Other performance classes, separated into three divisions--Original Finish, Customs/Artist Resins, and Minis.
Janna brought her performance superstar, All Glory and kicked some serious butt in the CM/AR division.But that's not what this post is about.
It's about something bigger...
1:6 scale performance horses!
This guy is an Old Man resin by the Mexican artist, Luis Mariano Aguilar of Nohuanda Equine Art. He is 1:6 scale, which is the size of the Best of the West Marx horses and much, much bigger than traditional scale.
All the horses pictured in this post belong to Amy Jones. However, it's worth mentioning that most most models this size aren't made specifically for the mainstream model horse hobby. Instead, they tend to be marketed to male collectors, who specialize in cavalry and other historic and Western themed set-ups.
This horse is a customized Marx model...
(another view)...as is this one.
My favorite is the bay Cavalry Horse resin, also by Luis Mariano Aguilar.
I am pretty devoted to my 1:9 scale world, but I understand the appeal of these larger models.
Also, I think it would be really fun to make 1:6 scale tack!Thanks for allowing me to use your pictures again, Janna. I wish you could go to a model horse show every weekend!