I am writing in english today because I want to take part in the Braymere Custom Saddlery Winter Photo Challenge. Have you seen it? So much fun!
So here is my entry:
My two oldest model horses. They are from the 1940s or early 1950s and my father got them as a gift when he was a child. They survived all the years.
Penny as Lady Godiva on her medieval warhorse
3. Scale Issues
My husband Michael in a danish miniature village we visited. I had a lof of fun there! See the whole story here.
4. I See Spots
Hi! Who are you?
5. Unbridled Passion
6. Rare Breed
Gizmo, a french Henson Horse
(customized my Juliane Garstka, Luckenbachranch)
That is very special to me. The grandfather of Silke, a fellow model collector, served in WW II as a mounted soldier. This is a portrait of him in his uniform, his Trakehner horse "Hans" and his tack.
Kim Koenig sculpted and painted "Hans" after a picture of the horse, and I made his tack and the soldier's clothes.
Nobody of us wanted to glamorize the war in any way. (that's why we left out the weapons) Silke just wanted a memory of her granddad and his beloved horse.
She brought me a real WW II military saddle so that I could look at it closely:
This kind of saddle is still popular with trail riders, because it is sturdy and balances the weight in a good way.
Love my Cantering Welsh Ponies!
9. The Great Outdoors
My little riders love camping and riding on the beach in Denmark!
10. Best in Show
Thank you for stopping by! :-)