It's amazing I hadn't fallen under his spell for so long --
But then again he's been on a shelf in the back of a dusty closet for about five years. Out of sight, far out of mind.
This zippy little cutter started out as a demonstration piece at a live show, seriously, about five years ago. Maybe longer. I took him as far as I could and then got frustrated with him. So he got shelved.
Last Saturday, my sculpting buddy Leslie Tengelsen came over to hang out and work on one of her sculptures, and she gifted me with an issue of a stock horse magazine. Seeing the cool cutting horse pictures in it made me think of this little guy. I dusted him off (aahhcooooo!). I tweaked his pose just a snidge. And the romance was rekindled!