She's finally finished! "Tuesday" # 5 came out of her last firing shining brightly and is now looking for a home.
UPDATE, 10.18.08, afternoon -- This piece sold in a flash!! Thanks so very much to everyone who is interested in "Tuesday". I will be working on #6, in a different color, soon. ~ Lynn
Draft horses of all colors, shapes and sizes were exhibited this weekend in Nampa, Idaho, at the first annual Northwest Draft Horse and Mule Classic. Though the Treasure Valley did not conjure up "chamber of commerce weather" for the event (we set a new record for earliest measurable snowfall, brrrr!!) the gentle giants, mules and their people all took it in stride.
Several outstanding teams of Clydesdales and Shires were present.
These extreme-sabino Clydesdales were quite eye-catching.
I believe that if you click on the small photo to the left you can see an enlargement. I thought these would be neat references for folks choosing a color to paint Laf'n Bear's "Bram'll Blue Boy".
The bay sabino Clydes also had some exciting markings.
Either would look great on Bram'll Blue Boy!
I got a kick out of the bays' stoic tolerance of being vacuumed -- beats taking a full bath when it's 43º out, that's for sure.
Marvelous mules were in the house too!
The opportunity to see some rather unusual classes, a four-abreast class and (below) a unicorn hitch class, was a special treat.
It's really fun to see how versatile these horses and mules are in various hitch configurations.
The exhibitors that I chatted with said that they were very impressed with the facilities at the Idaho Horse Park, and that they had been treated like royalty by the staff. So, they're looking forward to coming back, and I can't wait to see them all again!