Thursday, July 18, 2013

This, that and Ile St. Frances

I like making tack, but that last, big flurry of Breyerfest orders left me feeling more than a little burned out.  As soon as I put the last box in the mail, I vowed to take a week off to recharge my creative batteries.

Not surprisingly, a lot of that week has been spent at the barn.
Since Rev is going so well, we've started adding little jumps to our ring work.  The results aren't always pretty, but we sure are having fun.
On the home front, I've made some progress on the saddle blanket... 
and am slowly but surely working my way through Jenn's box of naked resins.
So--not a terribly interesting or productive week, but at least I've stopped whining about not going to Breyerfest!
These last three photos are for everyone who expressed interest in Ile St. Frances after seeing his picture in yesterday's photo montage.
As I mentioned in the comment section, Ile St. Francis is a five year old bay gelding by Ile St. Louis and out of Southernsluckystar by Manzotti.  He has made twenty six lifetime starts, winning two (including his race on Friday).  
He's a cute horse, but unlike Miss Lake, I have no particular interest in owning him.  Still, I do wish I'd bet on him.  After all, he paid $91 to win and $62.20 to place!

8 comments:

  1. Rev really likes to humor us!! I laugh every time he shows off for the camera. Seriously, what other horse sticks his tongue out for a picture?? It is so great!!

    ~Alyssa

    P.S. How long are you going to lease Rev?

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    1. The original plan was six months and then I'd find something else. This is month seven, so obviously I've had a change of heart. Rev has become such an enjoyable part of my daily life that I'm happy to keep on leasing him for the foreseeable future.

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  2. Rev is so gorgeous! I wish my stubborn mare would jump like Rev! My mare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhHiGoAqibA

    LOVE the saddle pad!

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    1. Awww. Your mare is cute and you ride her well. Keep at it!

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  3. Are there advantages to wet sanding as opposed to dry sanding? I'm prepping a resin for the first time and I have been referring to your blog constantly! Its an Arcane 2nd casting with rough seams.

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    1. I tend to alternate between wet and dry sanding throughout the prepping process. Dry sanding is best for knocking down seams while wet sanding is better for final smoothing and polishing. Good luck with your resin. I learned on second castings, too!

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  4. Stop tempting me! Flick already has a dark bay 5 yr old TB as a roommate....

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