Copperfox 10 Day Challenge: Day 5

Sorry it’s a few days late!

Day five is Create something for your models or try a new skill.

Recently I’ve been using crystals on my tack, so I thought I’d share some of my new pieces on this post! First I made a purple diamonte halter for Doodlebug, 

  and a orange halter with blue and orange crystals for newbie Santos. 

 Then I made a western bridle with pink crystals for Missy,  

 and finally a showmanship style halter with light blue crystals for Doodlebug. 

 

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πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸŽ€Monty’s Pink Tack!πŸŽ€πŸŒΈπŸ’•

Monty got some new pink tack! I really love a dark bay horse in pink tack, and since his rider is Ashleigh, it just made sense for him to have a very pink ensemble.

  

He now has a bridle with thin straps, and my first ever crystal browband! Attached are light and dark pink crystal stars, and I’m so happy with it πŸ˜€

   
 
Then I made him so very glittery pink boots with light pink fluffy lining and straps.

  
Then he has some pink glitter fetlock boots that used to be Firefly’s, I made these a while ago, but they have working Velcro so I’m happy!

  
Finally he has a bareback pad that also used to be Firefly’s , which matches Ashleigh’s grooming bag. 

    
 

Akecheta’s Halter

Akecheta is my Mustang Breeds of the World Resin. His name means “Fighter” in Sioux, a Native American language. I wanted to make him a bright, interesting halter, but I didn’t have any patterned ribbon. Instead, I used strips of Washi Tape (Japanese paper tape) to accent his halter! I’m soooo happy with it and I think he looks great! I’ll be making some for my Schleichs and Traditionals too! 

    
    
  
If you guys would like any reviews on some horses, let me know in the comments! πŸ™‚ 

Wapiti’s New Tack

Wapiti is definitely one of the most spoiled horses in my collection, and this weekend he has a new English breastplate and a Western beaded nylon bridle. I’m super happy with how the breastplate turned out! 

    
   
When I made the bridle, I was inspired by FillieFanatic’s awesome Schleich beaded western bridle! πŸ™‚  

It has a  hand made  curb bit and should have a curb chain but I didn’t have fine enough chain on hand to make one.

    
 

Introducing CWS’ New Vet

CWS is very lucky to have been able to hire Meg as our new vet. Meg was born in Ireland, but moved to America with her parents when she was three. She has a very interesting accent, mostly American but with a hint of Irish, and her family has been breeding Irish Draughts and Irish Sporthorses since the 1920’s. Meg has been around horses all her life, and certainly knows her way around them. She had a promising career as a cross-country rider, but that was tragically ended when she was 15. Her horse fell and rolled on her, damaging her spine. Luckily the horse was fine, and Meg did mostly recover from the injury. She can still ride (and does so a lot) but found a career as an equine vet. She graduated veteninary college and earnt a Docter of Veteninary Medicine (DVM). Meg came to us with many credentials and we are so glad to have her here as a member of the CWS staff!  

   Poor Meg ended up worming our most difficult horse, Souraja, and she was completely unfazed by his usual antics. Afterwards, she spotted Harley in the Lesson Horse paddock, and the sweet gelding immediately cantered over. After a few weeks, the pair had formed a strong bond and Meg now owns the gelding, but she will board him at CWS and has given permission to be used by other staff and riders, which was very generous of her. Here are some pictures of Meg and Harley’s most recent ride! 

  
  

     
  

  

Bridles and Buckets

I’ve made a couple new things this weekend; a new western bridle for Picasso with braided rainbow split reins 

    
 
Then  I painted some clear buckets black, and made brackets for them so they can be put in the corners of the mare and foal barn,

   
    
 
Here are some barn pics too!

   
(Mrs Sheppard has a bit of a handful here!)

 I’ve also got two other small projects in the final stages of completition, they just need to be baked so expect to see a post on that soon! πŸ™‚