Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Small scale performance

Yesterday's post featured some of the large (1:6 scale) entries at last weekend's Mid Kansas Live All Performance Show in Rose Hill, Kansas.   Today, we're focusing on the other end of the spectrum--the Mini Performance Division.
"Mini scale" is a catch-all term used to describe anything smaller than Classic (1:12) scale.  These Breyer Little Bit/Paddock Pals draft horses are approximately 1:24 scale.
Stablemates are smaller: approximately 1:32 scale. 
The advantages to these smaller models are obvious.  They're (usually) cheaper, and they take up a lot less room.
An entire mini scale diorama can fit inside a shoe box!
Tiny scale props...
 are relatively easy to make...
and there are more excellent mini scale tackmakers in the hobby than ever before (welcome back, Leah).
It's still much too small for me...
but entries like this...
make me happy...
regardless of scale!
In addition to taking these photos, Janna Shepherd showed one horse in the English Mini Performance Division. 
He is Naughty By Nature, a Breyer G2 Warmblood etched by Janna. 
Janna's usual attention to detail...
and excellent documentation...
propelled Naughty By Nature to both the English Performance Championship and the Mini Performance Overall Reserve Championship.  
The Overall Champion was this little mule.
Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to Janna for once again allowing me to share her photos!


  1. Wahoo mini performance! I love to see these pictures- it's awesome that Kansas has enough mini showers to do a whole division. Thanks as always for sharing :) and thanks to Janna too! Congrats on your wins.

  2. I so need to go to this, but it's a solid two hour drive, if not more. Sadness! So nice to see pictures of mini performance, though!

    1. I drove 7+ hours to go to this one.. it was worth it though! :)

  3. All these pictures make me so happy! Go minis!

  4. Thank you again for featuring my photos and for the compliments! :)

  5. I love that seaweed collecting scene!