Sunday, November 9, 2008

My first Hagen Renaker

Even though I've been collecting horse shaped objects for more than thirty years, this is my first real Hagen Renaker (I'm not counting the little tiny ones that came on cards. I had some of those as a kid but none have survived intact.)
I recently bought this little guy on eBay for less than $30. I'm not sure if that was a good deal, but it certainly seemed reasonable to me. He's so cute that I really don't care much one way or the other. The only bad thing is that now I'm thinking he needs a mama... and I so don't need a new collecting addiction!
He doesn't have a name yet, but he does have his own halter. Somehow they don't feel like they're really mine until they have their own clothes!
The halter has the criss cross bottom section that you sometimes see on halters for very young foals. I don't think I could have made a regular halter that would have fit this guy's uniquely shaped head nearly as well.


  1. That little halter is just so adorable Jennifer! :D
    I also love love love the lead! I have been playing around with different types of braiding yet and havnt been able to work those out. Perhaps I need to go find a braiding book somewhere!

    Keep up the great work with your blog, I love waking up every morning (here in Aus) and reading your new posts. :D

  2. If you buy just one tack making book, be sure it's Susan Bensema Young's Guide. The whole thing is first rate and well worth the money, but the chapters on braiding and harness in particular are just excellent. Pretty much everything I know about braiding comes from that book.

    It kind of amazes me that anyone actually reads this blog, but I am having so much fun writing it that I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.