In the model horse world, there seem to be some model horses considered “special” by collectors, and others that simply aren’t. The horse above is an example of one that might be considered “rare” or special. This is my Breyer Collector Club classic-sized appaloosa “Calvin” in bay (the horse came in three colors: chestnut, blue, and bay). It is the first and only of my model horses that people might consider “rare.” But there’s so much more to do with model horses than simply collect the rare and glossy models. Personally, I think that it’s really fun to photograph them and create scenes. This can be done with “common” model horses just as well as “rare” ones! In fact, it’s probably better not to use a rare horse in a scene where it might become scratched or broken. Pictured below is a scene I put together in PhotoShop that is all regular-run horses. My favorite is probably the grulla Quarter Horse on the far left.
I don’t usually buy model horses, but there was one that I had a chance at buying and am a little sad to have missed. You can see a picture here .
A very unflattering photo of kitty-cat. (His name is Sweetie.) I think he might be part Maine Coon cat, since he’s so big and furry. He’s on on a special cat food diet, but he keeps eating rats instead of the canned cat food goo that he’s supposed to be eating. He is doing fine nonetheless!
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This is a drawing/painting of my rooster Tick-Tock, made in PhotoShop. I miss him a lot. Unfinished (especially the background).
Drawing of Katie! She is a Miniature Horse (essentially a Shetland Pony). I think I overdid the hairiness, but Shetland Ponies sure are furry! She has Catfish-like whiskers, so I added those too.
(Photo used with permission.)
I’m going to make another drawing today, this time of Katie, a cute and furry Miniature Horse mare from The Katie Chronicles (The Katie Chronicles link). < I know the name on the URL looks kind of weird, but it’s actually just the name of a Miniature Horse. The name of my web page also doesn’t match its title (Hooves and Claws). I wasn’t sure what I wanted to call the blog when I made it, so I chose “hensandhippology.” It’s a mix of several words: “hens” because I love chickens and own a bunch of hens, “and,” and “hippology,” which is just a technical name for “study of the horse” because I like learning horse facts!” Anyways, watch for a drawing inspired by Katie later today!