Monday, February 2, 2009

A dose of cute



After a difficult week dealing with one son's broken tooth (pillow fighting while holding a Wii steering wheel is a bad idea) and the other getting sick, I decided it was best to spend an afternoon at the barn. I didn't intend to inflict more pictures of my barn buddies on everyone, but I couldn't resist sharing this one of Thumper.

Thumper is the mascot there. I'm not sure his exact height, but I'm only 5'1 and I could stand on my toes over him without placing any weight on his back. He's tiny. And as you can see in his picture, he is also quite fat. To help him with that, one of the younger girls has begun working him in the round pen. Watching the two of them was a lot of fun. He isn't a mean pony by any means, but he is quite pugnacious. And Amanda was quite determined that he was going to canter off some of that pudge. My favorite shot was of her giving him a stern, nose-to-nose talking-to, which was funny since she wasn't that much taller than he was.

I guess it worked, because he did canter. He also did a pretty good impression of a park trot, though I never managed to get a good picture of him while he was doing it.

And for those that subscribe to The Boat, you'll be seeing a bit more of Thumper in the next issue. Not only is he really cute, but he's got a secret to share!

3 comments:

Becky Turner said...

Oh I love him! hey im working on some little tiny ponies right now ( sm size.. ) and he is the exact type im sculpting.. any more shots of him? I could really use more ref shots to help me if you want t share.. he is a cutie!
Rebecca Turner
www.solticeartstudio.blogspot.com

Lesli Kathman said...

What do you need? I think I took close to 50 pictures of him, though not all turned out well since half the ring was too shady.

Becky Turner said...

Oh great!.. running and standing from all angles.. lol.
the mares Im doing are running so thats why I liked the pic.... so on coming and side angles would be great...do you have my email? its becky at solticeart dot com
Rebecca