I love the idea Pat - I vote for the Jingles idea - I'm sure there's a way around the copyright issue with Breyer if we make it different enough - maybe make Jingle part of a longer name?
I think Jingles should be a pony - the kind of cute little pony we all either had or drooled over as kids (or adults) - because that's kind of how I see the idea of Jingles - like a companion to your horse, the way ponies at a racetrack are... Thoughts?
Sarah ( & Regal)
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My vote would be to cast a pony-sized Gypsy Vanner (magickal, naturally) outfitted properly for White Trash Dressage with an optional kholrabi stick tossed in for good measure. Model of ParelliKing would be a possible add-on.
OK, I really gotta go to the feed store before the plumber shows up here.
OK, so the $700 Pony is a no -go, is ok.
The only reason I hadn't suggested Willem is because when I actually did think of it, I started to cry. I don't want a horse in the cabinet that I cry over each time I walk in the room. Sorry.
I like Jingles. Since the Jingles horse from Breyer is a real horse, and a contest winner, I have to wonder if the name is copyrighted or not. I'll look into that as well. Since this horse will not look like "thier" horse, I hope it will be OK.
Start thinking about colors. And if we want a pinto. They've made some really lovely pinto patterns lately.
NO FREEKING Gypsy horses, or I'll shut this down right now.
Go check the Stone Web site to see what the body types are. It seems we can only use the 1/10 (traditional) scale and the Pebbles scale. Pebbles are fairly small, so keep that in mind. www.stonehorses.com
For our purposes, keeping in mind that the crowd here is mainly the H/J/Dressage/essentially sport horse type sort, I suggest:
the Walking Thoroughbred (there are primer photos of him in my webshots)
the Pony, (a Kiss Me Not verison is on my webshots) I like the braided version better myself. Her face is exquisite for a plastic model
the Palouse (he is a bit strung out, but I do like him)
the Performance horse (ok he's on the forehand, but I like his face)
Or the Ideal Stock Horse, short mane/long tail version. (i feel he's been over done)
In Pebbles scale, the Warmblood or the cantering Stock Horse. The stock horse is cute and a tad 'generic'.
Oh, and I personally wouldn't mind the Weanling, but it is very, very QH'y which might not appeal to the whole board. She does have the most precious face.
Somehow I think we should avoid the rest, the drafts, the TWH, the Morgan and the jumping horse. I *like* the jumper, but the position is flawed and not every one here jumps!
And lastly before I check out, when looking at the paint jobs on the Stone Website, understand that some (Artisan's Hall) are very special and extrememly expensive, having been painted by guest artists. The fancier it gets, the price goes up.
But if $ is going somewhere, then my vote is that it should go to rescuing horses which might instead wind up on a dinner plate. Or those who come to rescues in tatters. Because Willem, too, was close to suffering the Dinner Plate Fate.
I kinda have my heart set on a WTD model. It could have mismatched wraps held on with DT, blinged out bridle held together with baling twine, stains all over it, a throw rug as a saddle pad, and a poor excuse of a saddle. To make it complete, the bridle can have a tiny bicycle horn attached to the crown piece to be used to warn others of its impending arrival.
Frankly, I would buy a Willem, Jingles or WTD (though not everyone is a Dressage rider) horse, as long as a % of the proceeds went to a charity. In fact, if we got this up by Xmas, I'd buy them for my horsey friends and family in lieu of presents. You know, instead of my usual homemade card declaring "I donated $ in your name to..." However, I am partial to a fruitbat on the ole rump and a curb chain. Someone was making silver/gold plated curb chain bracelets right? Maybe I'd get one of those and slip it over the COTH horses' neck. Instead of Run for the Roses, we'd have ....OH if the horse was trotting, we could have Posting for Jingles! No?
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My vote is for Willem. His stories are all in the archives now but are the essence of COTH, tears and all. To come with a curb chain around the neck and a fruitbat silhouette brand. Coreene to select size and pose(s) for a vote, the model might be titled "Jingles from COTH".
I think this is a lovely idea, especially with a % to fund an equine charity.
I humbly submit Willem done on Stone's Palouse mold (I think you can get it as a gelding) and the proceeds to Cushings research or if there is still something in Willem's name for it.... I think that Willem embodied the helpful, yet fun, spirit that we can find on this board in abundance (when people are playing nice like they should be )
IMO, he should come with a sterling silver, mini curb chain bracelet around his neck. That way, you can let Willem be in charge of "jingling" when you pick him up, or you can wear the bracelet and do the jingling yourself. You could add charms to the CC Bracelet as you see fit, either to represent your "cliques" or just personalize.
I think Willem would approve, since he "loffed fringe und SILVER und cha-cha colors."