Breyer horses

Collection by Amanda


Painting a bay with oils

Not all models go through an ugly stage. In this wonderful guest post, Lynn Cassels-Caldwell of Snowdrift Studio lets us peek over shoulder as she painted a dappled bay with oils. Thank you, Lynn. He is spectacular! Painting a Bay with Oils by Lynn Cassels-Caldwell My basecoat is a coloured primer. I use several, including Painters Touch 2X Ultra Cover, Dupli-Color Sandable Primer and Krylon Colormaster Paint + Primer. In this case, I used the Krylon. It's a Satin finish, so I sprayed it…

Eagle Nest Saddles by Donna Allen traditional western

Explore sargewa's photos on Flickr. sargewa has uploaded 715 photos to Flickr.

High Plains Live customs

The custom halter division at last Saturday's High Plains Live consisted of just eleven classes. However, in this case there were a lot of good things wrapped up in that small package. Here are a few that caught my eye. The first class of the day was Arabian/Part Arabian/National Show Horse. Sherre Tuley's customized Lonesome Glory claimed the blue ribbon. My Purdy horse, Khartoon Khompounded Interest was right behind him in second. My other Purdy horse, Quiver, also placed second in his…

Rat Bait

I still haven't started working on my performance entries for Springamathing. This would be a problem if I was actually trying to win. Fortunately, my goals for this show are mostly social. Any ribbons I win will be a bonus. This was not the case back in 2012, when I was getting ready for Sheila Bishop's High Plains Live Model Horse Show. The championship trophies were unpainted Brio Sombra resins, and I was bound and determined to win one. I spent weeks fine-tuning Emma's performance…

Down by the Mountain III by ColdRuru on DeviantArt

Photo taken in France, Grenoble down by the "Alps" Horse pictured is painted by Rita Ménard-Baker and is truly a piece of history. Down by the Mountain III