Thursday, February 15, 2018

Back to Blogging !!??!!

Long time no blog . I know, in all fairness I never pretended to be good at this.

But since there are some people who do not do facebook and instagram and mail chimp takes me forever to put together an email I am going to try this .

First whats up there are multiple items listed in the Etsy Shop .. including the following....

 And much more !!! Also up for offers until Friday night is this adorable little Tadpole resin . this little stinker has many layers and tons of detail that just doesn't quite show up in pictures .
 You can see his ad on MH$P the remainder of my MH$P listings are here.


And lastly a sneek peek . While I am waiting on answers for my two orders I am working on getting my turks head and Spanish ring knots down this will be a futurity knot brow band head stall . I haven't decided on reins as of yet but I am learning the knots what you see in this picture is a full days work ( only the knots and a curb strap) I hade made the majority of the headstall the day before .

I am not sure if this headstall will be sold or kept time will tell . But I thought to maybe work some true knot work in to the upcoming orders. And future Etsy pieces

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Hot off the tack desk is this pleasure harness . This was a custom order and is on its way to its owner.

I have another I am working on when I have down time on orders that is brown and fits the Breyer Cleveland bay. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Getting to be a (small) part of hobby history

As many of you have already seen Joanie Berkwitz just released the first Ceramic version of Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig 's Vtoo sculpture . Her work on this piece is simply amazing ! 

Look at all of the incredibly intricate details and that pose ! 

 A few months back I was contacted by Joanie she asked me if I could make in hand bridles for these gals . What an honor ! I have had some really cool commissions in the past but to be asked to be a small part of this venture was incredibly awesome !  

Then she sent me these pictures and told me that I could keep her after using her to make the bridles  .

Squeee !!! isn't she lovely !!! 

So incredibly generous ! 

 Here are some close ups of the bridle 

I can only hope that my work does this piece justice 

If you would like to have a ceramic Vtoo in your collection act fast because there will only be a few . 
She is available for bids here Chocolate Squirrel .

A huge thank you to Jaonie for allowing me to use her pictures .
 And a Ginormous thank you to Joanie and Sarah for letting me be a part of this amazing piece of true art. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jewel Heist Live Part 2 ~ English

If you follow me on facebook you know that I had a BIG tack ooops a few weeks back that resulted in some over sized saddles . One of these I was going to use for my D'Arry Mozart resin in English performance. Alas I just haven't had the time to make him a bridle.  Maybe once the replacement saddles are done I can find a place to squeeze it in some where . 

This left me with just the one English performance horse Rory.

Rory in the over fences class .

Rory is a D'Arry Rembrandt resin paint by D'Arry . She has been my star English horse for years and has I think the count yesterday was 33 English performance NAN cards .

 Arena Trail

Rory continued her winning ways with a first in arena trail doing ground poles ...

 Natural Trail 

Another first in Natural trail ( She needs and will be getting a new trail ) 

English Pleasure

She was second in English Pleasure . 

Second in Dressage with her Dressage lesson .


She earned another second in games doing musical stalls.
 Other English 

And a first in other with a little fox hunting set up . 

 This gave her all the points she needed to be English Performance Champion.

The reserve Champion Honors went to Bella's Josh .

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe Bella made all of her own tack too. 

I did show a little more in workmanship and halter but not enough for a full post . 
I was lucky enough to win a Highlander in the raffle along with a cute CM by Lauren , a Lori B. Pony Pouch, and the blu ray of Secretariat.  

This concludes my coverage of JHL 2014 . 
A big THANK YOU to Lauren Hoeffer For holding Jewel Heist this year .


Monday, May 12, 2014

Jewel Heist Live ~ Show Report Part 1

This year I finally got to go to Jewel Heist . I have tried to get to this show for years but the Universe seem to have objections to my attending.

I had taken about a 2 year hiatus from showing and went to the March Mini Madness show guns a blazing and just about stressed my self to death . So for JHL I decided to scale back ha ! While showing was as stress fee as it has ever been preparing for the show wasn't. Rather than spend the appropriate amount of time preparing for the show I was working on my order back log till the week before . It wasn't exactly procrastination it was an effort to clear the back log before spending time getting ready .

I had a huge list of things to do to get ready for the show Number 1 on my list was paint my Working for Chexs ( Bueno ) resin . He was going to be bay .... Rabicano .

I was successful and he did do well 3 rd in his halter class and 1st in workmanship .

The bigger problem was the #2 thing on my list I wanted to show  him in performance ... I didn't have a saddle for him . I got him finished on Thursday and we were leaving for the show on Friday .

So like and true hard core performance junkie I got up early on Friday and started his saddle . While I do not normally do 3 and 4 hour tack sessions I worked almost non stop for 6 hours and got the saddle mostly done then pack my stuff along with what was needed to finish the saddle and the bridle parts . We loaded Roy's car and headed for Phoenix .

Once there we unloaded and went to check out Bass Pro Shop . That place is AMAZING !! I found a tiny bit of tack making stuff and then we headed to the tackle box section where we found the perfect tack box for me . And of course my awesome Hubbie got it for me .  We went to a very yummy Dinner at Cracker Barrel and it was back to the hotel where I stayed up until 11 trying to finish the saddle . In the end I finished the saddle when I got up in the morning and decided if I couldn't get the bridle done I would borrow one .

The show got off to a slow start due to the performance judge not showing up . But once things got going the were going pretty well . I skipped other performance this go round since I didn't have anything prepared and opted to just show in English and Western.

During other I tacked my English horse and my Proxy English horses and put a couple of OFs in halter . Once English started I figured if I wanted to show Bueno in that new bridle I better get to it . While successfully showing in English I did Manage to get Bueno's head stall done and took out a pair of may sales reins and Viola ! new bridle .

Here are some of the day's Western performance pictures .

Cheeky Monkey Doing Cutting 

  The Judge Really Didn't care for My reined Cow horse set up.
 I think I need a Different cow.

 Kowalski doing Reining

 She did not favor Pirate doing arena trail either.

 But she really liked Eeyore .

 Finally in natural trail he managed a NAN Card .

 In games she loved pirates rescue race set up.

  Afternoon Delight was second in Western Pleasure .

 And poor pirate was 6th due to no hat for the cowboy .. You see the cowboy was a trade and he was shown with a hat in the pictures, but alas there was no hat when I recieved him . So I will have to find him a hat .

  In other western Pirate was 3rd with a Western Dressage set up .
              In the end Pirate was overall Reserve Champion not a bad show day .

Tomorrow English !

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Recently completed

This is just some of what I have completed since my last post these are by no means in any sort of order

SM Parade set ~ Order 

 SM Barrel set ~ Trade

 SM WP Saddle ~ Sold

Trad Pony Bridle ~ Trade 
 Trad Split reins ~ Available
 Trad Romals ~ Sold
 SM WP Set ~ Trade

 SM HSP Set ~ Trade