This morning the lighting conditions were perfect for a few railing shots. I was unable to resist tacking up Valhombra. He is coming with me as Stowaway to Didi Hornberger's show this weekend (I leave today). Every show has its stowaway. A stowaway is a horse that isn't showing, isn't for sale, isn't exhibiting or doing anything useful, but who has to come anyway. In this case it's because his wife will be showing.
One of the more obvious new tricks of #453 is the rawhide wrap around the horn. As before stated, I chose to go with the simple approach. This is ostrich rawhide.Another noteworthy aspect is the blanket. I gave the customer the choice of existing blankets that I had made, or she could custom-order one. She chose this one, a very special Reinata of Chris Armstrong design. It is the one featured on this blog last year: Blanket Kit.
Valhombra makes a striking pose when taken from the front: almost too striking! That front foot tends to get exaggerated:
As it happens, next is a parade set, so I'm one happy camper... for that and many other reasons!
Coming soon: a post on stable blankets! Keep up with my news on our Tack Orders page, as always.