Thursday, March 16, 2017

Custom Performance - ATPP

As hard as I try to document the performance classes at shows, I always end up missing entries... none the less, I did the best I could so I wanted to share the photos with you!


Custom Performance is first, starting with the Other Division.



 There were no entries for Parade/Harness, so we started with Other Costume, first place went to my Halloween costume contest entry,
Purdy Much Broke
Second place went to Taylor Joplin,


Third place, Jill Aman and her amazing costume

Unfortunately I got distracted in the halter rings and missed the Arabian Costume class, Jill Aman had a couple of amazing set ups!



Next class was Other performance, I was the only entry, so my Indian Relay racing entry placed 1st and won Reserve Champ of Other Performance.


Now onto Custom English, first up, English Pleasure . First place went to Foxy Freddy owned by Jennifer Arsuaga(didn't get a photo), Second went to me with Blue Flame. I both painted the horse and made the tack!

Hunter/Jumper, I took first, Jennifer took second, but I only have a photo of mine.


Other English, Jennifer took first,
I took second,
And Reserve English Champ! 
Finally, western! First class was Western Pleasure, but I didn't have an entry and forgot to photograph the other entries. Next class was Trail, I took first!
Other western, I had three entries, I took first..
Third,
And Fourth, with a very last minute entry.
Custom performance call backs...



 I can't remember who got Reserve, but I got Champion! I was beyond thrilled!




Hopefully there are some Performance junkies out there that enjoyed this post, I know I always like when other people share performance photos.
Next post will be OF Performance!
-Maddy











Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Small Collection (literally.)

Gosh, it's been literally months since I've blogged. Sorry!!

Anyway, I think one of the most unappreciated scales is Micro Mini. I don't own many but recently added a new one to my collection... so I thought ya'll might want to see them. :)

First is one I think I got at Breyerfest a few years ago. He's a blind bag Mini Whinny who is kind of semi glossy, and I thought that was a cool variation. He might not be actually OF, but I still like him!



At my first MITS I got this guy in the raffle. He has quite a few flaws but they are hard to see without a nice camera lens or magnifying glass! 




I was able to get another blind bag mini whinny and pulled this guy, who I found pretty boring. For fun I  made him a small embroidery floss harness. It actually has a few NAN cards, but it's the only one in the class normally! :P


It's pretty crudely glued on, but I think it turned out nice.



My favorite and newest addition is RRS Shotgun Wedding, a Maggie Bennet Windswept painted by Alaina D.


He's really, really nice. I think I would go blind painting this!


I hope you all enjoyed reading and seeing all the photos of my micros! :) I might do a SM custom collection next, stay tuned for more posts!




Sunday, February 26, 2017

All The Pretty Ponies

Whoa, I haven't posted in over a month?! Whoops...
February is always a crazy busy month for me, and as we're drawing near the end of it I wanted to share some photos from a live show I went to yesterday!


Costume made and owned by Jill Aman

"Hermosa" painted by Sue Kern, owned by Taylor Joplin

"Foxy Freddy" owned by Jenny Arsuaga
Normally this is a show Emma comes to but she couldn't make it this year because she had to say goodbye to her pup, he's off to be a guide dog!


Taylor Joplin traveled down from North Carolina for the show, I must say I enjoyed admiring her gorgeous roxy customs!
Owned by Taylor
There were some really nice OF models, both breyer..
Need to add this girl to my collection!

and stones.
 
There were only a few other performance showers, but they were all great entries!
Other Costume owned by Taylor Joplin
 Another gorgeous costume by Jill Aman!

One of my favorite performance entries was my western trail entry, just something about this set up I love!

 I was also quite proud of my Custom English horse, I made the tack and painted the horse, it placed well enough to win Reserve English champ!

I adore this Stone YCI chips foal, such a cool guy!
Sorry for the dark picture :(
 A GORGEOUS 'Working for Chex' resin, love this guy as a dappled grey.
Razzle-my-Tazzle painted by Mindy Berg, owned by Taylor Joplin

I'm not usually a huge draft person, but these two guys are just stunning.

"Percy" painted by Angelica Nelson, owned by Taylor Joplin
"Charley Horse" painted by Sue Kern(?), owned by Taylor Joplin







Unfortunately I didn't get many Stone photos, but I did get one of this lovely girl! Such a cute mold, I wouldn't mind having one.
And this guy, just wow! So much detail in his paint job, and such a unique custom!



 I hate that I didn't get more photos of mini customs, they're my favorite! Here's one of the few photos I did get..

This stunning guy won Overall OF breyer champion! Yet another horse I need to add to my collection.


This was a particularly nice Shelia that won OF breyer stock, not a horse I would expect to win the high title, but she was quite nice!

Next post will be just performance, or, what would y'all like to see more of?

My ponies definitely made me proud, it was a good show!!
-Maddy



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fresh start

Hard to believe its already over a week into 2017! I have been torn trying to decide what kind of blog post to write, 2016 in Review, 2016 in saddles or New Years Resolutions, but I've decided to show you guys a saddle set I just finished, and talk a little bit about last year and my hopes for this new year.


I'm honestly so proud of how this set turned out! I had made part of the saddle a few months ago and it has been sitting in a draw until last week, when I decided it was time to finally finish it.


So many things about this set were new to me, figure 8 noseband, five point breast collar, panels on the saddle, and plenty of more tiny little things.


I must say the nose band was extremely hard to figure out, but it actually came out perfectly!



Overall this past year has been the greatest of my life, but it was quite hectic jumping between real and model horses, this coming year I really want to focus on finding a balance between the two so I can create, sell things and make money, but also have plenty of time to work with my horses.

I also want to focus a lot of time in improving my tack and customs, usually I kind of rush thru projects before I get bored, and sometimes I end up leaving out details.
So I'm going to be taking my time and really trying to add details to make my work even more realistic.
Really looking forward to what this new year has to hold!!
~Maddy