Friday, May 10, 2013

new-ness

I got a few new things I wanted to share. Thanks to the creativity of others and the awesomeness of the internet, blogging, and Facebook, I have received some very cool tings recently.

The first is from Josie's Curiosities, who makes custom, hand stamped jewelry and other stuff. I discovered her on the American Haflinger Registry group page through Facebook. I ordered Shyloh a cute bridle tag. 

I also got some for Jaime and Kyle's big guys, and Kathy's horse. I think they are real cute! I just need to get a bigger circle thing to attach it to Shy's bridle or halter. 

The next thing is my prize watercolor of Shy from Kate over at The Adventures of Lucy. We won the horse shaming contest as the random winner. I could have chosen an amazing English saddle pad with a hand painted design on it, but we don't ride English. So, this is what we got instead:

I love it! I just need to find a really nice frame for it.

Another thing that Jaime and I got for a friend whose filly had to be put down was a sketch by Emily of The Art of Emily Dieleman. She is another person I met through the Haflinger group on Facebook. She did a beautiful sketch of the Gypsy Vanner,  Eibhleann. 

I love how Emily was able to capture all her fuzziness! 

Up next is my new tack. Shy got her farm harness. We had to make a bunch of adjustments for my off shaped horse, but we got it to fit. I got a great deal on this harness. I might need to get a new saddle piece, but what she has works for now. She is looking good!

And we got a saddle! 

I need to punch some holes to shorten the stirrups, but aside from that this saddle will do the job. Jaime's aunt found this saddle for a steal. 

I also got myself a new helmet that fits my head. My other helmet was a tad big. And I think that is it for new things going on in my world. Anyone else get anything new?

12 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of new stuff alright. Mmmmm, maybe a new tag for Camryn too. Really like those a lot. Love the painting too & getting "fuzziness" right is very difficult in a drawing for sure. The harness is gorgeous on Shy, and now that you've got a saddle!!! Adventures galore in the future. Ummmm, we bought a new (to us) house today, that counts right LOL

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  2. Yeah I got a new saddle and a new saddle pad and a new hat, too. Now I need to get a new riser pad for the new saddle.
    There's always an excuse to buy something when you have a horse!

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    1. Yup, that is my husband's least favorite part. I think I need a new, less thick saddle pad for this saddle. . .
      Yay for new things!

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  3. Sounds like you got Christmas a bit early. Beautiful artwork. I'd love to have a custom painting of my horses.

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    1. Those people I linked do paintings on commission. You could contact them. :)

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  4. New things are the best, especially when they don't all take a hit at your bank account! Haha.

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    1. True! I got such amazing deals on the harness and saddle that it was totally worth it.

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  5. I. Love. New. Horse. Stuff. You got all kinds of cool things. Shy looks amazing in that cart and harness. I know I have said it before but I am inspired by all your accomplishments. I couldn't do all that!

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  6. Ooo, congrats on the saddle! I predict a lot more riding in the future :)

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