Friday, January 29, 2016

Pep Talk With Ollie

"Ollie, I need to talk to you for a second. Look at me. "
*Stares into his eyes*

"You are gonna do great with your collection today, okay?  I am proud of you and how far you have come. You make me very happy and I love you."

*Gives Ollie a kiss*

*Ollie gives a kiss back*
I love you, buddy!!


Monday, January 18, 2016

Meeting Atz

Remember Risa, our Golden Retriever who had to be put down a few months back?


We got our new Hovawart (if anyone knows who this dog breed is, kudos to them!!) puppy last night. His name is Atz, and he is a sweet, adorable, 18 pound hunk of happy doggy. :D

Well, this afternoon we introduced him to the horses.

Ollie: "What is that!?" 

Sherman was very interested in Atz. 

I think you are going to be seeing Atz more on this blog!! :D


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Silence

Just having some fun with snow photography. :)
These photos were not edited.


Friday, January 8, 2016

Valegro and More

Am I the only one who has noticed that Breyer has really exceeded the expectations of older regular run models recently? Am I the only one who has noticed that the quality control and the realism of models is improving drastically? 

Let's start with this fine boy (who BTW, is a regular run model)....

Wowza. *Tries to insert some witty banter but is speechless by the quality of Valegro*

This is a regular run? 


I thought this was a resin. 

No, really. I am not lying. This fine piece of plastic horseflesh is going to be released as a regular run model. He was sculpted by Brigitte Eberl (of course), and is sculpted after (naturally) the real life Valegro. He is also going to be released in a Stablemate version. 

Oh but this is not all Breyer is releasing this year. We also have....

Babyflo (Barrel racer fans, anyone?) 

 Carltonlima Emma - Fell Pony
Carltonlime Emma-New Mold-Fell pony

 Hickory Hills Wall Street
Hickory Hills Wall Street (who is actually available to buy)

 Cherry Creek Fonzie Merit - Canadian Horse
Cherry Creek Fonzie Merit - Canadian Horse

 Banks Vanilla
Banks Vanilla

 Rhapsody in Black - Arabian
Rhapsody in Black (Ah ha! I wondered when they would use the Weathergirl model again).

 Cortes C - Show Jumper
Cortes C-Show Jumper 

 Harper - Tobiano Pinto
Harper-Pinto Tobiano *SWOON*

Breyer is also going to release 3 traditional foals, more stablemate sets, and more accessories. 

Right when I was going to cut down on how much I spent on my collection, this happens. 
May have to wait until next year to do that. :)


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Secretariat and Harley D Zip

Hello Everyone!!

How was your Holiday season?
 I am back in school....with a cold. Luckily I am getting over it and it should be gone in a few days. Anyway, last year I tried to get models that I really wanted/have wanted for a long time instead of buying any model available. I have mentioned before that I wanted Harley D Zip and Secretariat, and I decided that these two were at the top of the list for me to buy.  They happened to both be at Murdochs right after Christmas, and they were both good looking models, so I got them. 

I have not done much of any model horse photography in the past few months. I am not as involved with the model horse hobby as I was before..maybe it is because I am busy with Ollie and the rest of the life outside of horses. But I still have the model horse bug and I had to buy them this year just as much as last year. :D

Secretariat is really just a beautiful model. I do not have many cantering/galloping horses so I was glad I got him. He is pretty much LSQ besides a tiny chip on his ear. His markings are clean and crisp. His color is beautiful against the snow, and he is quite photogenic. 
I think if I were to suggest a model for beginner photographers, it would be Secretariat. 

As you can probably see, I got a darker Harley D Zip. He actually fell of this fence post, but luckily the snow broke his fall and he suffered no breaks or chips in the paint. He is also close to LSQ (more LSQ than Secretariat) and has the most adorable face!

I am really excited to add these two to my show string, and I am even more excited to do some photography when it warms up!