Friday, June 7, 2019

Animal magnetism

As much as I'd like to pretend otherwise, I'm probably never going to own a goat.
Holding Spike, Don K Ranch 1989
Instead, I'm settling for the next best thing: 1:9 scale goats.
I really like the Breyer goat. In fact, one of the first harnesses I ever made was built to fit the Breyer goat.
It's pretty dated. The leather is stiff, and all the hardware is handmade. Still, I think it's cute, and I'd love to show it someday.
Of course, I'd also like to show my chicken harness,
my harnessed raccoon...
and my saddled up cow.
I did get to show some of my dogs in performance once.
That was really fun. I'd love to do it again.
Mitzi, Overall Champion Dog Perfromance at Glyn Haven's Autumn Horse Faire, 2012
Alas, I probably won't get the chance. NAMHSA doesn't recognize non-equine entries, so most shows don't have them.
Sorry, pigs shown at TRXC 2014. No NAN cards for you!
Fortunately, the Jennifer Show isn't like most other shows.
The third Jackpot Performance class is Other Animal Performance. This is a performance class for non-equines only. Horses can be included in the entry, but as prop animals only.
So please bring out your model dogs, cats, raccoons, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, turtles, llamas, alpacas, camels, snakes, snails, dinosaurs or whatever other animals you have gracing your shelves.
We want to see them, and we want to see them in tack!

1 comment:

  1. I love that Siamese cat model. Is it traditional size? Who makes it, and where did you get it? I want one.

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