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One Hundred Horses: Number Seven


Harrald, Fjord gelding custom mini by Sarah Tregay
Meet number seven: Harrald is a Fjord gelding. This little guy has been around my studio for about five years. My friend, Kara Prescott, has a lovely Fjord mare named Willow who inspired my pastel partner from Idaho, Karen Prescott to add many Fjord custom minis to her collection. Visit their studio page here: https://www.facebook.com/IdahoKnKStudios/

No hill for sledding? No problem with Willow around to help.
Karen is the master of painting duns of all shades and sculpting the thick Fjord manes. So following in Karen's footsteps was a challenge for me, first to make my model different from her work, then, to choose a dun color... they are all so pretty!

Part of the delay in finishing Harrald was that I had a hairbrained idea to make him a harness and cart. (I prefer to make tack on unpainted customs so I don't get glue on the finished product.) So he sat unpainted for another year while I didn't build the harness.

Harrold is from the Trotting Warmblood/Driving Horse with additions to his barrel and hindquarters that I hope make him feel like he is of a small but sturdy stature. He has a new mane, tail and feathers with his forelock in a ponytail for a tack-friendly future.



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