Today's post is the final installment of guest blogger, Lauren Mauldin's model horse showing series. Without further ado, here's Lauren:
Model Horse Showing VI--Giveaway Winner & Conclusion
by Lauren Mauldin
It's been a fun little journey sharing my obsession with small plastic ponies with y'all, and today's final post I want to share how you can get into the hobby if you found it interesting! Plus, we've got a fabulous giveaway to draw a winner for... but I'm saving the best for last :)If You Enjoy Reading More about Model Horses
Check out the following blogs! These are some of my favorites and cover different aspects of the hobby.
- Braymere Custom Saddlery
- CK Tiny Tack
- Desktop Stables
- Don't Eat the Paint
- Field of Dolls
- Marilyn's Hobby Blog
- Chinook Studio's Chatter
- A Model Citizen
Want to join the hobby?
First, learn as much about it as you can! Try to figure out what areas interest you, and one of the best ways to do that is to check out the hobby forums - Model Horse Blab. There are tons and tons of hobbyists there that would love to welcome in new people.
Also, you're going to need some model ponies. While Ebay, breyerhorses.com, and stonehorses.com are major players, you may enjoy a bargain hunt at Model Horse $ales Pages. They have everything under the sun related to the model horse hobby!
Once you've got your ponies, it's time to show them! There are two good options for this - photo showing and live showing. Live showing is in-person shows (and what I've discussed in this blog). You can visit the North American Model Horse Show Association (NAMHSA) to see a show calendar of what's happening in your region. For those who don't want to or can't travel, photo showing is a great option. You take photos of your horse, upload them online, and then they are judged! Check out the International Model Equine Hobbyists Association (IMEHA) for more info on photo showing.
And Finally, the Giveaway Winner!
The lucky winner out of almost 600 entries gets my pack of Novice/Photo LSQ model horse showing items is...
Carol Tuft! Congrats Carol :)
Thank you all for reading this series, and I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about my strange addiction.
And thank you, Lauren. It's been a real pleasure sharing my blog with you. Hope we can do it again soon!