Friday, June 12, 2009

Look what's on my shelf...

Isn't he pretty? I've been lusting after this sculpture for nearly a year. Hub kept telling me "just go buy it already." But I couldn't bring myself to because of the price, and in these times luxury items aren't high on the list, ya know?

He brought it home a few weeks ago. :D It's from Mill Creek Studios and it's called 'The Armored Saint". I love it -- I look at it and my mind becomes all medieval/creative. Certain things inspire me, and this is one of them. I also would love to have the sculpture called 'Show of Valor".

He looks like a Friesan. Which, if ever have another horse, will most likely be the breed I get. Loved to do dressage with him. My last two were Thoroughbreds rescued off the track and retrained as eventers and jumpers. Had to sell them when I got pregnant and knew I wouldn't have the time to devote to them. I'll see if I can dig up some pics. *Sigh* I miss the smell of the barn in the mornings, and the zen-like peace I got from cleaning a stall or grooming . . . Maybe one day . . .

4 comments:

pseudosu said...

OMG, this is so weird. Half the writers I wind-up hangin' with online wind-up being horse girls. Cool sculpture! Good for you!

Kelly Gay said...

LOL. Yeah, isn't JKB a horse girl, too?

JKB said...

I am indeed-y!

Lovely sculpture! This is fabulous!

And I love Friesians too...over here you can get them for bottom barrel prices...like 2k USD? Insane. Over there they're something like 15k USD right?

Kelly Gay said...

Yeah, they're pretty pricey. But the weanlings/yearlings go for around 5-8K, depending on sire rating... unless they go to inspections and earn premium status. Ugh. On some, the price goes WAY up.

I wanted to breed my TB mare. She was Hanoverian approved -- very nice... but then I was the one who got preggo first, lol. I do have a soft spot for TB's, though. ;-)

I see two horses in my future... Ha! :D