This weekend I stole some time and went to visit my pony back in my hometown (oh, and my parents too, but you know… PONY!). I rode him in the morning and he was all set to perform in a holiday themed drill team extravaganza in the evening. He is pretty awesome.
Robyn is building a big new barn on the property, which is very exciting. The whole family is working on it.
Not all of the stalls have gates installed yet, but in one of the finished ones there is a new pony, Baxter. One of her student’s is doing a trial lease-to-buy with him. He is a cute little POA with a cute pony head…
A wee little snip…
And funny inverse colored ears!
I have been avoiding working on one of my customs, the Fjord pony with the turned head, because I lacked good reference pictures for the neck musculature. But I realized earlier this week that I can make my own reference photos! Now, Cochise isn’t a Fjord stallion but he’s a bit cresty, and he is willing to bend for carrots. It would have been best to have him in a sleeker coat and not his winter woolies, but I can still see the basic musculature. And a fuzzy reference is better than no reference at all!
Hopefully that (and more similar pictures) will help me sculpt the off-side of this guy: