Finished the girth for the pony saddle. Will put a another layer of finisher on, but otherwise I just need to make the saddle pad, and then it'll be ready to be sent off. :)
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Close to the beginning of the spring semester, I was walking around and saw this flyer about an equestrian club team. Of course I joined! :)CATRA, which is a therapeutic riding center near-ish to me.
The group of us groomed the horses.
Then we helped with the lessons. I was a side walker who helped with balance and talking. It was alot of fun.
Including this nearly 40 year old pony!
There were horses of all sizes.
This *jokingly* was my favorite horse. Could hold five riders with no problem.
In all, today was a lot of fun and I can't wait to do more like it. :)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The weather is beautiful and school is coming to a close in the next couple of weeks.
This guy was going to be painted for me, but a weird reaction happened during the stripping process. He was offered to me as a body. :) I never realized the size that Wyatt was, so that's a good thing in terms of tack making. I also want to work on him, so he will be one of my *hopeful* summer projects. :)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The day started off on a somber note after listening to a Holocaust survivor's experiences in Auschwitz. I'm taking a history class about the Holocaust because it's a subject that interests me and the woman who talked was very nice.
Afterwards, I got a text from Lizzie. She's making me a 'secret saddle pad', and this is the picture. Mean mean mean.
I also received an old packing set I made (I also received books that I had forgotten I'd ordered. So I guess I gave myself a gift.). I threw the packing set on my Dos Brio and added the Breyer Panniers to it. I love it so. I need to make new cinches for it, but that's for another day!
To end the day, I had a riding lesson. I rode Charm and here she is in her stall after the lesson. :)
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Studio time has been limited recently, but I was able to make these today. I'm quite excited about this little bit of progress. So I made some buckles. I'm hoping to get two girth made. Hopefully.
And here's Cato. I love his blue eyes, even if many times it looks like no one is home. :)
Friday, April 3, 2015
Lizzie and I have been trying to meet up for a bit and today our schedules finally matched. Between classes I headed over to her house. :)
I loved her new donkey foal,
For performance, I like to use similar sized models so that tack can fit a range of models. Lizzie does no such thing.
She used Peter Stone Ponies for a period,
but recently got this guy. He's a Gawyn resin and is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum of size.
He's a big boy but I love the details on him.
The meeting turned goofy and Gawyn ended up with mini whinnies on him.
How many mini whinnies can a drafter hold? Plenty.
This was a fun meetup!
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Today my Mom woke me up and excitedly said I was in the local paper. Then she told me it was for Girl Scouts. On my way to school I stopped at my nearby Sheetz and grabbed a copy!
Here's the article clip. It's about by Girl Scout Gold Award and what I'd done to earn it.
The Gold Award for Girl Scouts is the highest award that a girl can obtain. There are three of them: bronze, silver, and gold.
I earned my bronze award first,
and then Silver award. Each award had a set of criteria and were separate projects.
I ran the Tween book club during the summer, two times a week. I'm still running it, but it's once a month now. I love books, so trying to pass on the fun of reading was the goal of the club. We discussed the books and did a related craft to the book and overall, it was a lot of fun. The club was a mix of books, from The Outsiders to Percy Jackson to Moon Over Manifest. There was one horse focused book on the list. Misty of Chincoteague. Today was a great day! :)
|Cool copy I found with a rough-ish cover. It was a large paperback too.|