As per my previous self i'm a neglector of blogs, but when i come back i always have something great to blog about, dispute not doing a very good job i give it my best shot so here we go! :D
My last post was May 30th were i declared my leaving of the hobby.
I have since sold off a lot of my show string, however there are a lot of horses I just couldn't quite let go of, and since then have changed my initial decision and will be sticking around for just a little while longer.
In June nothing significant really happened, I worked for a guy in a stables near my tafe for while, but he was full of himself and I got very sick of that very quick. My boyfriend and i celebrated our year and a half anniversary and that was as exciting as it got really.
July, I had a huge achievement in my life, I got my first horse;
This is Patrick, or Pat Pat as I like to call him, He's a 15hh ASH X and he's such a sweetheart, I adore everything about him. However despite the much mass amounts of love i have for him, he's being sold to a friend because I'm looking for something young, off the tack and over 16th
August, the month of my birthday… This year I turned the big 18!
it's actually not exciting at all.. I had like 7 birthday dinners in total that took like the entire month to get out of the way… I need to shorten my friends list.
For my birthday i rewarded myself with some lovely models which is what changed my mind about my hobby decision. Some horses that i never thought i would actually purchase, and a grail off my list to make room for a new one :)
The first horse I purchased was My ultimate grail, Willoughby.
But my god is he a beautiful horse, this one i purchased with the intent of getting him some new clothes which he is in great needs of but he is still so beautiful dispute his ancient paint job.
The second horse to arrive is a UP/UP Darcy
I absolutely love buying nekkid horses, you get to decide their colour fate and i think that is just the best feeling ever, to find reference pictures and get ideas of what you want them to become and you watch an artist bring that dream to life.
These naked guys I bought all at once and the three of them still didn't match the amount i payed for Willoughby :S
A sweet little, Little Man Mango, I have so many ideas for him i just can't decide so i will probably buy a second one to fulfil my wants and needs for this model.
The mean and mighty, Nitro. I have a vague idea of what i want for him and it'll be loud, very, very loud.
And last but not least birthday horse, Baccus, considering I already have 3 drafters picking a colour for this guy will be difficult because i don't want double colours of horses that will be competing against each other and i have a grey a roan and a bay so this'll be an interesting venture to decide what i want for him.
So they're all of my birthday horses that i surprisingly i purchased with just birthday money with some to spare to go towards my new horse venture.
Finding artists for all of these guys is going to be very difficult because I will only get the best artists for them, i will decide on the artist once I decide on their coats and specifically find artists that specialise in that colour.
So august was a pretty big month for me, glad it's over it was rather exhausting.
September again brought some pretty big things.
I sat my HSC Trials at school and it was nothing like i expected so i was glad about that, it wasn't half as hard as i expected so that was kind of good.
I have a band shiny new studio Kitty, Rastos is his name.
He's great fun and he loves curling up besides me while i work away at tack.
Speaking of tack I came up with a new tack creation! Magnetic closure boots, they're great i absolutely love them!
By Mid september I realised there was something i was missing in my life.
I missed working with the real deal. There is nothing more i love than hot blooded, sweaty, muscly thoroughbreds that have just come off the track after a big gallop, so back to the racetrack I went, i sent out my resume to a few different trainers and within days they were all calling me wanting me to work for them as i have a great previous record with working on the track.
|Oh the beautiful mornings|
I made the decision to work for the one and only Bart Cummings.
I couldn't of made a better choice, they're wonderful people to work with. However 2 weeks into it I managed to be strapping a gelding that was having a mare day
|The Lovely Faced Culprit|
and when i went to get him out of the sand roll he kicked out at me and broke my hand.
Oh they joys of that, I've never broken anything before and it's strange you know. to break something especially like your hand, i'm such a cripple, i literally can't do anything for myself but i'm fighting through.
(and buying lots of tack equipment to make pretty shiny, multicoloured things!)
So October has come and gone quicker than I could have have imagined, I've had all of it off because of my hand, I'm still on the hunt for a new pony, but nothing seems to be right at the moment so I think i have a long road ahead of me and have been getting my fix of plastic ponies instead, I don't think I'll be collecting OF's anymore just customs and resins, Breyer just doesn't seem to excite me like they used to...
I've just made 5 inquires on MH$P (someone really needs to stop me) So two more nakked racing thoroughbreds to my collection, along with a appy mustang, a sabino drafter and a pinto Quarter horse!
I've also found a colour and a painter for my darcy! I can't wait to send her off for her January slot!
Sorry for the essay but i've had a lot come about in the last months, as always I hope to blog more often but i don't really see that happening :P