Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Working Equitation....

I have recently fallen in love with and purchased a few new Lusitano resins which I have been trying to think of things for them to do at live shows. While researching I came across a whole array of fabulous pictures of horses doing Working Equitation.

Working Equitation is a discipline bases upon the tradition of field work on ranches, highlighting the clear partnership between horse and rider, with an emphasis on athleticism, collection and versatility. There are 3 phases, Dressage, Ease of handling (obstacles for precision) and Speed (obstacles for speed).  In Europe there is a 4th cattle handling phase too.

The picture shown below is one of my favourites and it has inspired me into starting to create some Spanish/Portuguese Tack.



Thinking about my horses and what they can possibly do I decided to start with this saddle. It is a combination of a Portuguese saddle x English saddle (perfect!) and can be used in a few phases.

Here is the real version....
 

And my new prototype mini version.....






As you can see I'm waiting for the proper stirrups to arrive and have just added some scrap leather in the stirrup bars for now but on the whole I'm really thrilled with this mini saddle, especially as its my very first one! I plan to tweak the knee rolls by making them stand out more and possibly shorted the under panels on my next one (which will be brown leather) but this one will now go into my showing tack.


Monday, 21 October 2013

All Purpose Sales Set


This is the saddle to my up and coming sales set, it will have -

* General Purpose Saddle & shaped girth
* Cavesson Bridle with ring snaffle and braided reins
* Y Hunter breastplate
* Shaped quilted saddle pad

So far I have just finished this saddle and the rest will be done by Friday. I am going to make this to the Pheonix resin size UNLESS someone catches me in time to say they would like to buy it and which horse they would like it for. I thought I'd offer it now incase someone would like it 'made to fit' another horse. I shall pop an ad over on MH$P too. :)

ON HOLD
Contact me - crst644@btinternet.com

Thanks :)



Friday, 18 October 2013

Hackney Horse

SOLD - This boy has found a new home :)


I have just listed this guy on MHSP for offers, I hate to see him go and is really is such a lovely soft character. As I proxy show my horses others have taken his place within my herd as priorities to ship so he is wasted sat here. I will be sad to see him go and I put so much time and effort in to creating him...then again if he doesn't find the right home then I will be very happy to see him stay too!

I'm not looking for mega money just a reasonable price and someone to love him. :)




Wednesday, 16 October 2013

2 More Off My Orders....


I have finally finished off Simone's 2 saddles she ordered from me. This is now another order gone from my order books which means that the rest of this month is now mine and I'm free to do some experimenting....I can almost hear my horses hooves shaking on their shelves, lol. Its a weird feeling as this is my first real break in such a long long time.

I do have 1 very over due double bridle to complete for a friend...you know who you are and your lovely new bridle should be ready to go soon I promise! x ;)

Other news, I have 2 more Eberls heading my way. Sadly only 1 is mine but I do have another in hand heading off to Deb Brown very soon for some new clothes. I promised Deb that this time she won't need to go to the gym to handle him, lol. I'll post piccies of him when he returns.


Monday, 7 October 2013

Phoenix Eventing Set


Just a few pictures of Laura's new Eventing set for her Phoenix resin. The set comprises of -

Havana Brown 'Legacy' Eventing saddle with Burgandy/Navy trimmed white quilted pad.
Matching shaped and padded girth
Grackle bridle with full cheek snaffle and rubber grip reins.
Hunter Breastplate
Full set of closed magnetic Woof Wear boots.
Extra snaffle bridle (not shown).







Thursday, 3 October 2013

Spots...Spots & More Spots!!

Lavendel returned home today!! He has been over with Deb Brown having this stunning paint job done. I asked Deb if she would paint him to a Knabstrupper and she really out done herself! He is just stunning to hand and I think the colour really suits him. I have spent ages with a cup of coffee just admiring the details on him. You really don't see the true potential of a model until they step into clothes.....






I'm just dying now to get him into some tack but I need to find some patience as it will mean making a saddle tree for him which lets face it will be huge! lol.

While he has been away I have been thinking up names for him and came up with Ravaldi. Ravaldi was the sire to the mare I choose as a colour reference picture, so I thought it would be nice to remember her by and it seemed quite fitting.

Cita, a stunning mare with real presence....


I did also manage to sculpt shoes for Ravaldi before he went off to Deb...his shoes look so sweet! Those little finishing touches make a real difference.




Now to line up the next victim.....! lol :)

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Custom Slots Filled

I have been making good progress on my current orders and have finally caught up for this year faster than I thought I would. I'm currently still working on 2 orders and after them I have a double bridle to get finished and I plan on doing 2 sales sets too.

This allows me 2 new order slots for November - the slots would be for either Dressage & Hunting but I might consider 1 as an Eventing set. These are for normal sized Traditional horses as I'm currently still in the process of casting some new saddle tree's in different sizes and they aren't quite ready yet.

The nitty gritty bit.....I will require a non refundable deposit of 25% via Paypal (No e-cheques), no work will begin with out a deposit.  If your interested please contact me via my email in the Order section (right hand side) and I'd be happy to give you a quote and discuss what you might like. Of course these don't have to be sets, I'm happy to do saddles etc on their own. :)

UPDATE - BOTH SLOTS NOW TAKEN.  Thanks girls :D



Above is Laura's new saddle I have been working on which is just so lovely to hand. I thought I'd get some piccies as this is my first Brown version of this particular design. Sometimes I just want to smuggle these saddles away and keep them! lol.

Other news.....Lavendel has been away for a while having some new clothes. He should be back home very soon so I will post some photo's of him, he is super smart!!! I'm so excited to see him!!