Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Newsworthy!

I almost never buy OF Breyers anymore, but this one managed to hit all my hot buttons. I love ponies. I love hunters and models with hunter braids. Sue Sifton is my favorite of Breyer's regular sculptors... When I was lucky enough to win a pair of gift certificates from H&H Winners Circle at the 2008 MEPSA Championship Show, it didn't take long to decide what I was going to get!

My pony is wearing a brand new pair of open front jumper boots. His cannon bones are a bit short and thick and the tucked up position makes them seem even shorter. I compensated for this by changing the shape of the boots a bit so they dip down behind the knee. I think it worked out well. It's a bit hard to see, but all the straps have working tongue buckles.
I am also delighted to report that Newsworthy is almost exactly the same size as the Stone Pony (another OF mold I'm particularly fond of). As you can see in the above picture, their total body lengths are very similar. Newsworthy is a bit more robust in the girth area (he's about a centimeter wider) and his head is shorter and coarser. Still, I see absolutely no reason why tack made specifically for one wouldn't fit the other equally well with just a few small adjustments. I love it when that happens!

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