I blame Margaret for my involvement with CollectAs. This is her eBay store: The-Grey-Woods-Cat She is a neighbor who happens to've sold me all my CollectAs. (We met over the matter of a Breyer moose off eBay.) I wanted a grey driving pony; when I saw the grey Hanoverian stallion (below), I knew I had found him.
I could also point to new stable blankets, but alas this subject needs to wait and have a dedicated post later. Suffice to say that I haven't yet found a source of blankets to really fit CollectAs -- faugh -- so, come on hobbyists!
I also took my blanket kit box. Readers will remember my post on making cross stitch saddle blankets: Blanket Kit
So there's my Florida 8:
Riverfront Property Quelle Surprise in matte bay appaloosa
Versalox who's already had her own post Sergeant Reckless and whose husband is named Siltsox Siltsox in Ironton
Azucar the Knabstrupper mare (Spanish for sugar)
Skyrie Alaqu the bay Andalusian stallion (his name is an anagram of Squeaky Rail, a restaurant near the hotel I stayed at for Didi's show)
Graf the grey Hanoverian
Jasper the Classic Foal (he came on the trip hoping to find a name, which my husband bestowed upon hearing his name used to be Banff)
Bay Bone China stallion
Black Bone China foal
They didn't all get canoe rides. : ) That privilege goes to horses that float, or, in the case of CollectAs, horses that are replaceable. In all cases they have to be in a pony pocket.
Like many waterborne horses, Riverfront looks for firm ground when he finally comes ashore.
The little black dots on the sand are snails.
These cypress roots are a somewhat unusual sight. The soil has washed out from around them and they stand exposed in all their wacky, writhing glory.