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Hamilton arrived this week!

Hamilton, an American Saddlebred stallion, is the second release in the Premier club this year. He was sculpted and designed by Jennifer Scott of Aspen Leaf Studios.

I was so excited when this guy was fully revealed! Jennifer’s sculptures are beautiful and this guy didn’t disappoint. He is gorgeous.

Hey Breyer, can we have more horses by Jennifer, please? ❤ We have been so SPOILED with all of these new sculptures in their line and I love it.

My favorite thing about him is his tail. I’ve read that it was designed as a counterbalance, and this is true. He’s not tippy at all, and stands very sturdy. He even stands on my CARPET, and I have thick carpet that very few of my horses will stand on.

Here he is compared to Breyer’s American Saddlebred Stallion:

They’re very close in size:

And here’s a shot with my dorito horse Five Gaiter:

I can’t wait to see him in more colors!

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Rhian and Cadell made it to Montana this week!

These two are the first of the 2019 Premier Club horses, and were sculpted by Josine Vingerling.

They are adorable. I love their soft color and detailed eyes. The mare has very subtle dappling, and both have a white basecoat to give them a more chalky appearance.

I can’t get over how cute the foal is.

They are both pretty small. Here’s the mare with Bouncer, who is similar in size:

And with Copperfox’s Welsh Cob:

I’m so glad I decided to join the club this year and I can’t wait to see what’s next!!

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It’s been another saddle pad and halter sort of week.

The herd has also grown… uh, a bit, (some were tag-alongs) and several of them needed special saddle pads, because I guess that’s a thing now in addition to halters and blankets.

First, this navy swallowtail styled one.

This is a mini version of full-sized ones sold through the Baroque Horse Store. Lately I’ve been really attracted to Baroque/Medieval-ish/Fantasy inspired tack, so I’m sure more inspired pieces will follow sometime down the road.

I remember reading somewhere that the swallowtail styled pads used to be really popular but went out of fashion in the real horse world?

By the way, the saddle stand was made (and gifted to me <3) by Bobbie of Horse Tender Studio. These stands are super nice and of great quality – check them out!

Next, this colorful English one:

Bobbie also gifted me this fabric, and I couldn’t wait to put it to use. I decided to quilt it with metallic gold thread, which was a huge headache but I like the end result.

And lastly, a western pad was made from a fabric sample I’ve had in a box forever. It was just big enough! The fringe on the bottom was an experiment that seemed to turn out ok.

It’s kind of strange not making a contoured pad though, haha.

Until next time…

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