Let me start off by saying -- I wasn't even there! I haven't been to a live show in literally years. But, I can vicariously show through some of my customers, so that makes me just as happy as if I were really there in the action. None of these upcoming photos are mine -- they were taken by Marlayna Youngblood and her mom, who were at the show. Hope it's ok that I proudly display them :)
This racing set was my first commissioned piece of any kind, and only the 2nd racing set I had ever made. My first, not so pretty but I thought this turned out well. It always does a good job at the shows, usually taking 1st or 2nd. Apparently this time around, it was beat out by another commissioned racing set of mine (see below). I'm sorry for Marlayna, but yay for me...toot toot! That was me tooting my own horn a little :)
All of the above sets I have made for Marlayna over the years, with the exception of this last photo of course and I had no hand in the western saddle at all. I'm
really not a prolific tackmaker at all (this is more than 50% of all the commissioned tack I've made!), so I'm always happy to hear from
my few customers how their sets are doing. She's so great about
telling me how they do! I don't make all that much, and even when I do it's usually something just for me that gets about 2/3 done before I get sidetracked. Lots of unfinished things I could/should work on.
Well, I just wanted to give a shout out to everyone and tell them what a good job they've done! 4 NAN-Q's for my pieces in one show. That's not too bad. Keep the updates coming, good luck, and happy horsing :)