Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I included as many pictures as I could of "Mandarb", the new Classic scale galloping Friesian by Candace Liddy, because he's just so packed with details that you've got to see him from all angles! He's absolutely stunning. Someone emailed me and said he would make a good Gypsy Vanner, and I think so, too. He's casting now and is available through my company, EquinArt Creations, in your choice of raw cast resin (unpainted, for you to prep and paint), black painted as shown, or custom painted in any color of your choice by artist Candace Liddy. Mandarb is a limited edition of 50 pieces or one mold, but Candace isn't sure how many pieces she can pour from the mold because of the complexity of this guy, so I would not wait to order if you want to reserve a copy.
See more photos and order your copy of Mandarb at EquinArt Creations.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Our featured artist is Michelle Platt. Michelle is an amazing and versatile sculptor whose works exude life. From her first work, Aalef to her latest creations, Michelle's artist resins offer the horse in its many forms and moods.
As always, the Model Horse Quarterly is available in YOUR choice of Adobe Acrobat PDF eBook to download and enjoy on your computer; softcover book with full color pictures; and hardcover book. Fulfillment and printing is through Blurb.com
View a preview of the first 15 pages and order using the links below.
Thank you for your support for the MHQ! I would love YOUR suggestions for future issues. Ideas for articles are welcome!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I once had a trainer who was a fanatic about fly control. It was like she had declared her own personal war against barn flies. As soon as Memorial Day rolled around, you could find her filling, cleaning and checking the barn misters, picking up manure, and adding biological parasitic insects to the manure pile to control flies. She even fed some kind of supplement to the horses, claiming it reduced the number of fly eggs that could breed in their manure. I don't know how effective each step was, but the cumulative effect was amazing. People were astonished that we could sit at the picnic table near the barn and eat breakfast without getting attacked by flies. I can only remember a handful of times when a horse fly bit through my jeans or breeches.
I learned a lot about fly control from Linda, and I'm happy to share what I learned from her as well as from my own research via my latest article for "Of Horse." Enjoy it, and if you like it, vote by clicking the blue circle - it tells the editors of the site you liked my writing.
Read on Of Horse: Five Fly Control Tips
The beautiful image above is courtesy of Jade, via the Morguefile.com license.