Thursday, July 12, 2012

Computer horses

Since several readers have expressed an interest in helping me re-home my unwanted models, this morning I spent some time sorting the basement herd into "keep"...
and "cull" piles. 
Naturally, this attracted the attention of my children.  After watching me toss a few horses onto the floor, James said, "I would like to have a computer horse."  

I assumed that meant he wanted to build himself a horse on Minecraft so I didn't comment.  Minecraft horses do not particularly interest me.

Then Ryan picked up an ISH, remarked that its color was sort of like Trilli's and said that he, too, would like a computer horse.

This time I decided to pursue the matter. "I'm not familiar with the term 'computer horse.' " I said.  "Please explain it to me."

"Mama," Ryan said patiently.  "A computer horse is a horse that stands next to a computer."

Oh.

So now both kids have a computer horse of their very own.  Ryan's is named Jeffrey...
and James' horse is Jack. 
Does this count as successful re-homing?  I can't decide.  On the one hand, they no longer belong to me.  On the other, well... they're still living in my basement!

26 comments:

  1. Jenifer, you are such a trend setter! First it was the super amazing blogs, your tack and now computer horses! I'm pretty sure everyone needs a computer horse now :)

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  2. I would definetly rehome some of those horses in the "not keeping" pile!! You can email me at annaspaulding2@gmail.com if you have any unwanted horses!! Im an 11 year old horse crazy girl developing my well loved collection.:)

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  3. Still interested in your horses i have a nice barn that would make a great home for any orphaned breyers email me @ minidonkeyluver@gmail.com I'm 12 years old and horse crazy! if your considering id love 2 send you some pictures of my latest half arab gelding custom!

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  4. Did i see a Appy sport horse mould horse in a box? o.O

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  5. I'm still sorting through the herd, deciding who I can and can not live without. I definitely want to keep a couple for my niece, Lilie, and I also want to make sure there are others available in case any of the three little girls visiting us this weekend show an interest. Most likely it will be sometime next week before I can officially make a gift horse announcement.

    And be warned: Nothing in life is really free. If you want a horse, you're probably going to have to complete a small writing assignment of some sort. Plus, I would greatly appreciate help with shipping costs.

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  6. if that appy sport horse mould horse is available and re-home able, please let me know! ^.^

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  7. LOL! Love it :D

    Yah, free horses aren't free. However, they can be a BLAST...

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  8. I just love your boys, Jennifer! It is in part because they are so much like my own (right down to the Minecraft, which I am not particularly interested in either). It is so sweet that each boy wanted one of Mom's horses for his own. :)

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  9. I would also love to rehome some of your horses! E-mail me at ME15733@AOL.com I would be more than happy to pay for some, including shipping of course!

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  10. Well, I've got a 10 year old girl who would also love some new horse friends. Keep me posted if you haven't found homes for some yet.

    Your boys are so adorable with their computer horses. :)

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  11. I would like to get a couple for my little one who looks like he is getting an interest in them everytime I look at anything that has a horse on let me know at erciliaguajardo@sbcglobal.net

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  12. I forgot to put down if you had a zippo or lady phase model type we would like one or anything you can put a western saddle on (erciliaguajardo@sbcglobal.net)

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  13. yus! I'm not the only one with computer horses!!! There's always been at least 1 floating round somewhere by my computer, usually it's the latest CM i've been working on that never gets put away on my shelf, currently it's 3 Schleich horses waiting to have their clothes repaired :P although they never had a title before now, so thankyou to James and Ryan for that :)

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  14. and just saying, if you have any pony breed bodies (miniatures, newsworthy, flash etc, possibly a CWP)that find their way into the 'cull' pile, i may be interested in some as a portrait for my real horses.

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  15. people going crazy when they hear the word "free"... omg guys rly

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  16. I have a "computer horse" at home, mainly because I haven't put my new CollectA models up on a shelf yet, and I've been spending way too much time admiring the "Appaloosa Stallion" (not a stallion, and not a particularly great paint job, but a VERY nice sculpture for such a cheap horse!).

    I've considered bringing in a horse (or several! as a horse ALWAYS needs a friend!) to work. But I don't want to leave anything valuable here - even if just sentimentally - and I'm sure my coworkers already think I'm a bit crazy, without plastic ponies around. :)

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  17. I have a large stable with several stalls waiting for rehomed horses!

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  18. I have a few "computer horses" sitting at my office desk, as well! I love it! And oh boy, you mentioned Minecraft. My 2 younger children are Minecraft addicts! Our 20 yr old cousin is visiting and now HE is addicted as well! They play it on the X-Box though, rather than the computer. They are begging for the computer version though!

    Enjoyed this post - so neat that your boys wanted "computer horses," too!

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  19. How many of you have a *purse* horse, though?

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  20. Chiming in to say that the expression your fellas coined is delightful, and I am a proud affiliate of the "computer horse" club already! In fact, I use three PCs all the time and two of them have plastic models by them. The only reason the third doesn't is that it's on an IT company Front Desk (there are some hidden horse photos, though ;-).

    I also would be interested in providing stall space to one of your lovelies, and will be checking this space for their "sale ads" when you're ready. If you offer one that is any form of grey you know I would be *thrilled*...

    P.S. #1 Son leaves in the AM for Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch in Walsenburg, CO. Very exciting, he's never been further West than Kansas City!

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  21. Your boys are so lucky!
    I'm and I can't even afford a $45 peter stone!

    Keep up the awesome posts!
    Winnie

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  22. Someone needs to tell my boys that they're lucky. I think they would feel luckier if they had a mom obsessed with Lego or robots or computer games or...!

    :)

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  23. Email me at kes999@btinternet.com if your still giving those lovley horses away. Im 13 from england and i only have 1 breyer xD

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  24. Oh goody! I just now realized that I, too, need a computer horse! I am going shopping as soon as I can! Thank you for your informative and highly amusing blog! Saddled pets, your friend trying to saw her foot off, SO much fun! *sips coffee, continues scrolling*

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    1. Oh wow! Look how little the kids were! You might need to prepare yourself as you read forward. Ryan is now a bearded college student and James is a high school senior. Neither one of them currently has a computer horse.

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