Today we have a little lesson on the inadvisability of using an unpainted horse as a tack photography model. Up til now I would've sworn the right thing to do is portray tack pieces against an unfinished horse. Because, of course, that way there is no distraction! Nothing else to look at! The customer can use their own imaginations to fill in whatever color they want the horse... You have only the tack to view, and it is front and center.
I have intentionally collected unpainted horses, and used them (so far) to good effect. There's one in my last post.
Apropos of Lorrie's Hackamore, this post is also about me giving up attempts to keep the TSII website and this blog separate. Yes, right now there is a big exposition on this particular Hackamore up on my site, Timaru Star II.
Who could bring this piece to life?
Corsair is also my first horse to be on a stand, if you don't count Huckleberry Bey. :) For a person who so strongly focussed on "playability," this was a major advance for me, a concession on par with the Royal Family marrying a commoner.
Technically speaking, at this moment this hackamore has not been claimed. It is one of the Nine (see my Tack Orders page for the significance of this). If she doesn't want it or can't get it, and if 2 others of the Nine don't want it et al, it will go up for auction.
Thanks for reading, Enjoy!