Posted 2 years ago
I have been a horse lover since i first came into this world. Ted and I found this solid maple rocking horse at goodwill for $5 -- where else do i shop. Originally this rocking horse had a mop for a mane and painted eyes. I am particularly fond of the arabs and have owned and trained many in my life. As Ted and I worked on her and wanted to give her a new look I decided she needed some surgery done on the nose -- again since i like the look of the arab horse -- her face was re-carved to make it more dish like characteristic of the arabian horse -- next she needed those eyes that can just reach inside you and of course a new do. As we worked on her she began to look a bit British -- so she was christened Esmeralda or Izzy for short. I though she would be a good mare to carry someones doll or teddy bear for showcasing.
Two years ago i had to place my two arabs down for old age -- Esmeralda reminds me every day of my two loves -- pic 4 has been added to this posting -- it is a water coloring that i had done by an artist when they were younger -- it was their pasture on the acreage in nebraska during the winter months -- the red was the mare lay lou and the black was the gelding tres bien or TB & Lacy