The second one was even better.
It included an article about Remaking by Kathleen Maestas. The photos of the models themselves were pretty neat, if somewhat confusing.However, it was the pictures of the tacked up models on the second page that really made my heart go pitter patter.
I immediately became a huge fan of Kathleen Maestas.
Over the years, I collected a number of articles and pictures of her work. This is from the October 1982 issue of Western Horseman.
I also accumulated several Double Diamond Ranch sales lists.
The models sales lists have been lost to time, but there were a couple of the tack pages in the model horse time capsule.
Although the prices seem extremely affordable now, they were far outside my meager childhood budget.
Still, it was fun to dream!
I never did manage to buy a Double Diamond horse or tack set, but I will always remember and appreciate Kathleen's contributions to the hobby. As much as anyone, she inspired me to tack up my models!