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In-Hand Bridle

Not too long ago I finished up a bridle to fit the CF Welsh Cob:

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I made this one with a tutorial in mind, so I tried to keep it somewhat simple. I’d love to try a more detailed one in the future!

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I’m especially happy with the clincher browband:

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A tutorial on how to make one will be found in the first issue of “Utterly Horses,” a bi-monthly eMagazine from Copperfox Horses. More information on that can be found here. πŸ˜€

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Copperfox Cadno

Back in March, the full line of Copperfox Model Horses went up for pre-order. I had a ridiculously hard time choosing which one I wanted, as they are all very nice! In the end, I finally decided on Cadno, a Connemara pony sculpted by Kitty Cantrell.

The models were ready for shipping after a few month’s wait. Even though mine had to travel across the pond and then across the country, it still arrived extremely fast.

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First off, I’m really impressed with the overall presentation, and I LOVE the box. Like my Kickstarter model, Cadno was presented very well, with a signed letter…

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… a certificate, a card about the model and a booklet filled with images and information on the entire line.

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Like I said, I LOVE the box. It’s a good, sturdy and pretty box that will not end up in the trash like all my other horse boxes. There’s a layer of foam on the inside…

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…revealing the horse safely tucked away in it’s own foam pocket.

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I can’t be the only one super excited about this right?!? Because box rubs suck. And so do twist ties with sharp metal bits that you have to carefully cut away from the horse or else… πŸ˜›

Anyway, out of the box, Cadno is beautiful, and exceeds my expectations:

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The white markings and hooves are all hand painted, and the eyes, nostrils and hooves are glossed.

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The eyes are beautifully painted, with a tiny blue highlight in the center:

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She looks really shiny in my pictures but in person she has a very matte finish, much like the finish on newer OF Breyers.

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The plastic she’s made from though is entirely different. I can’t quite place what it is exactly… it’s got some weight to it but feels very different from Breyer plastic. Breyers are fairly “soft” and somewhat bendable, while this plastic feels almost more brittle?

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She is about the same size as Flash. I’m thinking they can share saddles but maybe not bridles- her head is much narrower.
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Here she is next to the Stone ISH as well:

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And one with the Kickstarter Cob:

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All in all I am very pleased with this horse! If you are on the fence about ordering one, I suggest you go ahead while they are still available. πŸ˜€

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Copperfox Cob

It’s been a really, really good mail week. It’s unusual for me but I’m not complaining!

Yesterday my Copperfox Welsh Cob arrived from his journey overseas. Back when the Kickstarter was going on, I pledged to become a “Founding Fox” with a package that included one of the first editions of the new molds. My choice was a black Welsh Cob, who I’ve been calling Sirius Black in my head because I’m a nerd and reference Harry Potter way too much.

Anyway, moving on.
I bet the people at the post office knew this was for me without having to check the address… haha!
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The box was a bit battered but everything arrived safe and sound.

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I was impressed with the overall presentation, which was really nice. Included were certificates of authenticity,
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an issue of the Model Horse Magazine and supplies and instructions to make a piece of tack,

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plus a hand-written letter and a pretty fox pin:
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And of course, the cob:

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I am really, really happy with him. He’s a lot heavier than most of the horses in my collection, and seems very sturdy. He has a satin finish (not quite glossy, but just as tough to photograph!) which appears to be very durable. I’m not as paranoid to tack him up like I am with some of my newer Breyers, and that’s always a plus!

He came with two pegs for his front hoof (metal and plastic) and stands well, but not on his own. He is slightly tippy (no worse than Weathergirl or Strapless) but that just might be this particular model.
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The mold itself is really nicely made, with loads of detail and clean seams.
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The hand-painted details are a nice touch too, and I especially like his eyes:
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Overall, I’m happy and am excited to be a part of a brand new model horse company. I’m looking forward to seeing how Copperfox will continue to grow and improve – this is a good first start! I can’t wait to add the others to my herd someday. πŸ˜€
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