Mini Hazel

I recently received my copy of Morgen Kilbourn's Mini Hazel, and she's gorgeous. Simply stunning. The cast is beautiful, second only to the clean casts from Sarah Rose, and by just a tiny hair. If you were on the fence about it, buy one. It's a short edition of only 9 months, so you have until August! (

Here's her link

on Morgen's website)

Mini Hazel has me smitten, but she's a BIG girl. She's going to need her own patterns, her own tack, her own props. Morgen lists her at 1:30 scale, and there's no way she can share with some of the other large mini performance horses out there.

The larger size is going to be a challenge in some ways. I already make almost all of my hardware, so no worries there, but I think finding stirrups for her will be difficult. I'll have to draft new patterns for her and sculpt western trees in her size. It's another learning curve, but after the first one everything gets easier.

I haven't seen very many photos of her with other models, so here are a few to give you an idea of size (view the full album here:

The Babysitter's Here!

I ordered a copy of the Babysitter last week, and got an email on Friday saying that she'd shipped.  I really wasn't expecting her this soon, but she arrived today!

And wow, she's a BIG GIRL!  Easily on par with Wee Jay, though still smaller than Dinky Duke.  For those curious, I measure her around 7cm tall at the withers and 10cm from nose to tail. 

I'm running short on time, so here are some comparison shots.

With WeeJay

With Little Lonestar

I have a post on tools in the works, which I hope to get out ASAP.  Maybe tomorrow.  I've got a paper to write and two donations to finish this month, too, so we'll have to see.