Thursday, February 28, 2013

Picking a Performance horse, Purdy style

In my Chemistry II classe right now we are talking about the chemical nature of different types of addiciton. However, my particular one for some reason isn't in the literature.....but as far as the characteristic lack of self control, I couldn't be more textbook. For the sake of readers everywhere, what out for this......

A clear sign that your tack addiction has gotten out of hand  is when you make horses (or trade/buy) so that you can show off the tack you have aquired. D'Arry and I are planning on driving out to NAN this year (yes, the authorities have been warned) and there are a couple of really special tack items that I just have to show. I love all my Buxton sets, there are several I want to show, so I needed a special warmblood mare in a dynamic pose to wear them. Here is Donnertanzerin  "Thunder Dancer"
 Years ago, I got to see the famous German dressage stallion "Donnerhall" in person. He is my favorite warmblood stallion of all time. This gal will be that wonderful dark liver chestnut color characteristic of Donnerhall.
 Why a  dynamic pose....well she has to be able to wear that jumping hackamore of course!
 And this is Bint Morafina. I needed a pracing arabian to weat the peridot colored costume I showed at Breyerfest last year. Can you guess what she was? And all weathergirl is NOT correct, part of her is
 but whats the rest?????? She will be a light fleabit grey
 Now she just need a whole pink sparkle circus set to go with this bridle!
I need to get my Azteca done to wear the incredible tack from Vicki I got (and yes, get her second horse done!) and I will have a traditional Totilas for sale in the next two weeks. Just a simple custom with new, smaller and more braids...first come first serve on him and you can choose the color!
If you are interested in the other two, they will be for sale after NAN this year.
Stay Purdy my friends!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sleigh Rally Show!

Yesterday was one of the best model horse show experiences ever! Just like I love to go to the Quarter Horse congress live show to see some real horses too, at the Sleigh Rally model horse show you get to watch beautiful sleigh teams perform! I took these with my phone camera, so the light isn't perfect but still I think they are beautiful in the snow. If you read Jen's blog, this one was actually the sleigh that was carrying President Lincoln and his wife. I think they were filming some commercial, this team unlike the others did not stop by the crowds of people for still photos. I chased them through the snow to get this. They are Dutch Harness horses and man could they trot! I was told that this team competed at the World Equestrian Driving Games this past year.
 This was a lovely matched team of warmblood mares. They never missed a step together.
 There was even Skijorring!
 The sleighs were all unique and stunning in their turnout!
 Oh yeh...models....giggle. Purdy Zippin Chic got overall perfomance champ, Jen has more pictures up at , this one was taking to show how helpful Jen's pictures can be....can you spot the Braymere blog photo?
 Purdy Zippin Chic will be available after NAN, but this little winner can go to a new home now. This show was tough since resins and customs showed together, but Purdy Zippin Chic got second in her big halter class and this guy, a repaired HR lippit remade into a Highland pony, won his big class! He is for sale at $500ppd.
 And Vicki's new guy won his class! He sports a new BLM freeze brand as well. Your new guy can come home a winner Vicki!