Oh, the "rasta" fly bonnet, that had slipped my mind! I love the idea of Willem with a mini silver curb chain bracelet around his neck.
And, Pat, don't let the thought of Willem make you sad. He was a horse who did everything with gusto, and he is, you can bet, now at the Rainbow Bridge enjoying himself immensely. Smile, when you think of him. Let him pass some of his joy to you.
Last edited by Louise; Jun. 23, 2006 at 02:53 PM.
Originally Posted by Alagirl
We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.
Coreene should get the final choice on the mold (assuming it's one we can use). I do lean towards the TB. The face has a lot of character. There are reasonably nice head shots of him in a hackamore on my webshots. I don't have anything against the Palouse, tho.
I'll try to take a better shot of "Primer Boy" (my TB) and put it on my webshots. It's easier to be objective about a mold if you look at it in primer. But it's white primer, so I generally get too much glare off him.
He's Primer Boy until I have the cash to have him gently remade and painted to look like my Lucky, who I put to sleep 2 years ago in February. He's munchin karroten with Willem right now.
Willem was a fat boy. The TB is a nice model, but there was no time, even in the womb, that he was that small. I like the Paulouse one the best, but otherwise the stock horse (but they'd need to do the mane much shorter - is that possible?). The WB otherwise, but just bear in mind that it's much thinner than the fatty he was.
I can't tell Oliver. He is already insanely jealous about Merry's book. And his friend at the barn, Ted, belongs to Horse Illustrated's new editor and he appears in the magazine AND in books. I shall have to bring him a giant bag of karroten when it happens.
This is just so surreal. In a really good way. I'm totally verklempt. Here are some more pix - see, I told you he was a fatty (gets that from his mom).
PS: Copper, in the center photo (with fly mask) is now 33 and still truckin'!
Okay, I'm not big on the Stone models but I would get a Willem. But I think he should still have a fruitbat brand.
I've been surfing through the Stone Refrence site, and found a few of the ISH with short mane long tail in chestnut. Obviously we'd have Willem's markings and the fruitbat to make ours a "unique" model.