Thursday, May 29, 2014

Story of the Horse: Paintball

Hello all! Every week I am going to a a "Story of the Horse" post. This first on one is about my first Traditional, Paintball.

This is Paintball.

I got him on my 7th birthday. I had been asking my Grandma Mimi to buy me a "Big Horse" for about two years. I already owned three Classics and one Little Bit horse, but I had not yet gotten the coveted Traditional model. I wrote out a list of which ones I wanted, and showed my mom. She told Mimi, who bought me Paintball. It came with the Saddlebred foal, but sadly two years ago the filly broke it's leg and now I can't find it. :( I lost the ribbon that came with the set a few months after I was given him. I loved Paintball, but because I didn't want him to get  "hurt" he stayed on my dresser for about four years. I couldn't figure out a name for him either.  

Fast forward a few years. I found out about MEPSA and  I decided to get him off the dresser and do a photo shoot for my first Novice show. He placed Reserve Champion in the first show. I was very proud. I somehow came up with the name Paintball and it stuck. 

One thing came to another, and Paintball placed eighth and third in the Championship show of my first year. This years he has placed third in Gaited and Stallion.  He is qualified for this year's Championship Show on the 15th of June. Wish him luck!!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Harley and Platinum Star

Even though I have already posted about Harley in a post about all of the new mid year releases, I decided to talk about him some more because I just love him so much. So far this is my favorite Breyer mold. Ever. (The Brishen mold is a close second). I almost shouted when I saw him as a regular run released mold so soon. I am just surprised that Carrick hasn't had a regular run mold yet.


Harley in Breyer tack.

This mold (Latigo) has already been introduced as a Premier Collection Model
(c) Reeves International, Inc.

and a Breyerfest Model (Platinum Star).


Paint grullas are absolutely one of my horse favorite colors, if not my favorite color. Here are some real Pinto Grullas.


I love this model so much, I may end up conga-ing him! Do you like The Latigo mold?


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Grandpa and Me Driving!!!

Last week my grandparents came for a visit. I hooked Half Pint up to the cart on the very last day so that Grandpa could drive her. He is a natural at driving. Just took up the reins and started going!

Great job, Grandpa!

My turn!!!

Of course, I had to canter up the driveway!!



P.S. I hope to see you soon, grandpa!! Love you!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014


I took Rosie out this afternoon for some trick and pose pictures. Enjoy!

Head shots.

Rear. It is pretty much perfected now. 



New trick "Paw". 

Pretty Girl. 


Mid-year Releases

So, I made the accident (again) of looking at my email, only to see a email from Golden Oak Stables. The Mid-year releases are now up for pre-order. Because I happen to be saving for my upcoming horse Stephano, I don't know if I will be able to buy any of them. But I might, because they are looking pretty fantastic!

Camila......ten inches tall at the ears!

Breyer Horses 2014 Classics Canterwood Crest- Take The Reins

Breyer Horses 2014 Classics Canterwood - ChasingBlue

Breyer Horses Flexible - World Cup Champion

Breyer Horses Harley D Zip - American Quarter Horse

Breyer Horses Weathermont Ethan - Champion Morgan

I am sorry for the poor quality photos. I hope to get better ones soon. I know that I am saving my money, but Harley will most likely be on my shelf in July. Till then!