Unfortunately this big boy is only here for a short stay, just long enough to get some new clothes of the leather kind. He is one of Karen Grigson's newest projects, and I don't think he has a name as yet. (He's not finished, so ignore the paint marks from Equitana, hehe).
Isn't he fantastic? I can't believe he started out as the bubble-butt Belgian! Check out those fuzzy ears - and that beard!
Karen has given me almost-free rein on the stallion rig I am to make for him. Luckily, with Shires there is lots of variety - so I have a tough choice ahead of me! I do know he is going to look absolutely swish all dressed up.
I don't know what colour his flights (ribbons) will be, so I can't do a snazzy set with coloured nylon like this
or swish coloured leather inserts like this:
(To be fair, I don't think my leather skills are good enough to pull off a bridle like that!)
But there are still plenty of other options. I could go American-style:
or give it lots of bling.
I could go a little bit plain and workman-like,
or somewhere in between.
It's so hard to choose! Sure you don't want to choose for me, Karen?