New Designs! Thoroughbreds, Lippizans, and Donkeys, Oh My!
I have a head full of new ideas! Thanks to a special request, I'll now be offering DIY Stick Horse Kits - so you can enjoy the creative process, personalize your horse, and have all the fun with only half the work! I provide the head, with hole drilled, and signed by me (woodburned), a pre-assembled mane in your choice of color, ear material and pattern, and rein material if you'd like. All you need is some acrylic paint, hot glue, a 1-inch dowel, and a bit of imagination to put it together!
I'm really excited about all the new horse designs I've been dreaming up lately! I've got big plans for a racehorse (named after my own tightly wound Thoroughbred, Cora), with a removeable felt hood, rein covers, and a rolled noseband. I'm feeling like a lot of bright primary colors and pizzaz for this girl!
The next design I have in mind is for a Lippizan, modeled after the stately stallions of Vienna. They have a beautifully luxe, red and gold theme, with perfectly groomed coats, manes, and tails. All the tack is ornate and detailed, really breathtaking! I might even try including a martingale (collar), not sure how that will work out with a stick body, but I'm willing to try! I think kids would feel really special riding around on a toy modeled after these famous dancers.
Switching speeds, the last design I've been tossing around is for an adorable, rustic donkey, with a scruffy mane and primitive twine bridle. I think donkeys are so cute! I'm going to give him a nice blue-gray coat, with white accents on the face and big, soulful brown eyes.....oh yeah, and GIANT ears! Look at that face - he's gonna be a heartbreaker!
I want to know what you think....what's your favorite idea? I'd love some input, feel free to comment! :)