Monday, March 31, 2014

The Bridle

This is what I have been working on the past couple of days.

It's my first ever commission! Since it is my first and I want to make it look nice, the bridle has been fighting me tooth and nail the whole time.
Here are the laced reins, which I just realized are going the wrong way. Oh bridle, we're so close to being done, yet we're still so far. :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

New Idea

A local church in my area had a book sale today.
Two of the books were horse related. This is my favorite one.

While the book is not cut-able,because the breed descriptions takes up two pages,

it does make up in the content.
I really want to try out one of these or a couple of these forms of police tack one day. It has great close up pictures with descriptions about the actual tack that is used. When looking for references, I can not stress enough how great having books for multiple purposes is. Sure, you may be able to find it on the internet, but books are nice to hold and will forever be different from the internet. So this was a great find for today!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Saddle, New Doll

While these two items have been done since Saturday (finished both Friday night), they haven't been shown on the blog *officially*.
These are the two items.

My Yvonne doll was made by Zica toys. I bought her during breyerfest and was too afraid to dress her. Last week I decided I no longer wanted her to be naked, so she was dressed as an english rider with the boots also being made by me. I need to fix her hair and make her helmet more realistic, but she is pretty much done. The reason why I love this doll is because she can move and keep her position so easily. I highly recommend her when you can find her!

 Plus she can stand all by herself!

This is the second English saddle I've made using a new pattern.

The lovely saddle fits in its rider's hands.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Montour Modelers OF Halter

My picture taking of halter was sporadic during the day so here are halter models that I snapped pictures of.
Awesome and interesting model that I never knew Breyer produced!

And my loot from the day. Yay!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Montour Modelers 4-H Open Show-Western

Western began with stockwork.

Then western games.
My mounted shooting

My balloon popping.

 Western Trail

Monday, March 24, 2014

Montour Modelers 4-H Open OF Show-English

This show reminded me alot of the Breyerfest C/Y show. It moved fast, and since I have not shown at breyerfest in two years, I forgot how fast a show can move. So I missed a division and didn't take pictures until lunch!
I missed the awesome entries in the harness class and other performance. So if anyone has any, please shoot me an email!
But I'll start with English trail.

My Wishin' Right Now with her new tack

Owned by Jessica Colgan


English Pleasure

And English Event

 This is my balloon race set up I made. Balloons, tack, and doll were made by me! Was really happy about my doll. The Yvonne(hopefully I spelled that right) are awesome. She sits wonderfully and also holds her position.  Finished her at 1 am the night before. :)

 The Fault In Our Stars doing her hunting thing.