Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fabian's contest entry

I have now received thirty three entries for the BCS Winter Photo Challenge, and every single one of them has been worthy of "favorite" status.  This group of photos by my friend, Fabian Rodriguez, is no exception.  I especially love "Portrait" because I love Cisco.  Thanks so much for entering, Fabian!

1. Vintage
Antique finds!
2. Nekkid 
Naked resin butts!
3. Scale issues 
Well this cowboy has some big boots to fill because some cattle are bigger then horses!
4. I see spots 
I see spots and dots!
5. Unbridled passion 
We all have a passion for horses, but to me Andalusians hold that special magic.
6. Rare breed  
Chinese Dragon horse.  It's said to bring lots of money to your house hold!
7. Portrait 
Mini and big Cisco ready for an adventure together!
8. Conga 
Conga All The OF's!
9. The great outdoors 
The great outdoors as seen through the model horses ears. Pretty boring pasture is no fun.
10. Best in show 
Am I pretty yet?
Keep the photos coming!  There's still plenty of time to enter, and I can't wait to see a whole new batch of "favorites"!

Sara's contest entry

The words "model horse" appear nowhere in the rules for the BCS  Winter Photo Challenge.  Despite that, most of the early entries have been exclusively model horse oriented.  More recently, however, there have been a couple real horse entries (Emma, Dom) plus this delightful group from fellow tackmaker, Sara Kucharski.  Sara also gets kudos for being the first person to post real human nudity.  Yay and thanks for entering, Sara!

1. Vintage
This was my very first model horse, the one who started it all!
2. Nekkid 
I was a rather unruly child
3. Scale issues 
This has got to be the largest/weirdest sock puppet ever!
4. I see spots 
5. Unbridled passion 
6. Rare breed 
Catfish?
7. Portrait
Watch VanziSkipabar 
8. Conga 
9. The great outdoors 
Sunset in Traverse City , MI
10. Best in show 
There will never be another like her and she truly was the best in show in my life. I will love you always Pookie
More great entries can be viewed on the following blogs: B.B. Studio, Five Paws Studio and A Collection of Madcap Escapades.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Vicky's contest entry

Like me, Vicky Norris is a tack maker, performance shower and dog lover.  Her entry for the BCS Winter Photo Challenge reflects all these things, which makes me very happy.  Thanks for entering, Vicky!

1. Vintage
Charcoal fighting and running stallions
2. Nekkid
Pile up....These need dressing up as saddles!
3. Scale issues 
Look you, you must be THIS tall to be in this class!
4. I see spots 
My favorite type of spots....
5. Unbridled passion
Jack Russells!!!!  On the trail with the pack!
6. Rare breed
The very rare Troll Horse, rarely seen, but can be found on Vicky’s work bench if you look
7. Portrait
Panzy’s Little Bit and Van Fran Panzy
My girls... 
8. Conga 
Of course, being a tack junky, brown English Bridles abound around me... and I think there are 2 more hanging around somewhere......lol
9. The great outdoors
OH....NO!  It is too BIG!
10. Best in show 
Winner!
The contest ends a week from tomorrow so there's still lots of time to get your entries in.  I've really enjoyed seeing them all!

Lolita's contest entry

Another day, another great set of photos.  This one comes from Lolita in France.  Thanks for entering, Lolita!

1. Vintage
Scheich shire 2000
2. Nekkid 
3. Scale issues 
4. I see spots 
5. Unbridled passsion 
6. Rare breed 
Irish cob
7. Portrait 
8. Conga 
in progress...
9. The great outdoors 
10. Best in show 
And here's the daily blog list: Keep on Dreamin Dreamer, Tiny Horse Talk and Covert Studios.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tammi's contest entry

 I can honestly say that I have loved every single entry in the BCS Winter Photo Challenge.  Still, if I had to choose a favorite--and at some point I'm going to--this set of photos by Tammi Palmarchuk of Winter Glen Studio has to be considered a front runner.  I love the combination of humor (Rare breed, Best in show) and drop dead gorgeous models (Unbridled passion, Conga) plus the old show photos make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Thanks so much for entering, Tammi!  

1. Vintage
I took this when I was about 10yrs old. Chopstick rails & cardboard standards and all. Only had one doll, she did it all! Hung the horse from fishing line duct taped to the ceiling!
2. Nekkid
3. Scale issues
4. I see spots
5. Unbridled Passion 
6. Rare breed 
Err.....yea - Model horse showers ARE indeed a RARE BREED!
7. Portrait
8. The great outdoors 
Another shot I took when I was about 10 yrs old. Barbie tack and all on the appy 
9. Conga 
10. Best in show 
You can view more awesome entries on the following blogs: Capricorn Meadow, Timaru Star II, 'Fraidy Cat Eventing and Ridge Farms Model Horses.