OOAK Doll & Treasured Resin


A tiny OOAK (one of a kind) rider doll. She is riding a Treasured resin.


My little rider is only 2” tall. She is sculpted out of ProSculpt polymer clay on a wire armature and then fired. She is my first original doll, having been sculpted without the use of molds of any kind. Her hair is a beautiful soft mohair. She has been painted with Genesis paints. Her cut off jeans and tank top have been glued on and painted.


Her horse stands 2 3/4" and is from my limited resin edition "Treasured". She has been haired with a naturally colored soft grey mohair. Her coat is finished in acrylic paints and pastels to give her a nice warm grey color. Her eyes are realistically painted and glossed. Her hooves are left barefoot. She is permanently adhered to her base which has been painted in layers of earthy colors to which I have added a few pieces of pink granite.


This Treasured resin is "Fairylight Snow Goddess" #10/15 of the artist proof edition.


The bridle is customized from one I bought from a model horse tackmaker in order to fit Treasured exactly. The bridle is attached with wax so that the horse can be shown without a rider in model horse shows.










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Model Horse Artist Resins Sculpted by Deborah McDermott







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Artist's resins including Indian Silver and Desert Myst painted by E:Mc2 = Pamala Hutton & Carol Floyd. Desert Myst is the 2005 NAN Reserve Champion Arabian Resin. Click here to see more photos of Desert Myst...




Love Model Horses!

Plan on attending these model horse shows hosted by NAMHSA, Breyer Model Horses and Stone Horses for Collectors of Model Horses and Lovers of Equine Art and Figurines!



The North American Nationals 2009
June 26 - 28 at the Portland Expo Center, Oregon. The North American Nationals (NAN) 2009 is a national championship show for model horses. It is the largest model horse show. NAN attracts participants from around the globe. For live photos and show results click here: North American Nationals (NAN). Hosted by NAMHSA.



July 17 - 19 2009 at Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. Hosted by Breyer Model Horses. You are invited to join in the festivities at the 20th annual BreyerFest. It is the largest gathering of model horse lovers in the world! Breyer model horses hosts this weekend of model horse shows, model horse sales, artisan's gallery, seminars, contests, real horses, swap meet and shopping! Learn about real horses and the model horse hobby. Plus you get to meet some of the real horses that are honored as Breyer models! Hosted by Breyer Model Horses. Check out the Breyerfest Blog



June 12 - 14 2009 at the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, California. Hosted by Breyer Model Horses at the largest and most comprehensive equestrian exposition in North America. Once in the gates, come down to The Breed Pavilion and enjoy Stablemates® painting, fun crafts and activities, model horse information, raffles, and a Breyer model display where you can be the first to see the newest Breyer product. Two great model horse shows, Open and Novice, are also available for additional fees.


Model Horse Jubilee

Dates yet to be anounced for 2009.  This popular model horse show will be held at the Sheraton Suites Fairplex Hotel in Pomona, California Hosted by Stone Horses. It's Model horse festivities on the West Coast featuring a 2-Day Live Show, Stone Horses Special Runs, A Special Dinner, Vendor Bazaar, Swap Meet, Test Run Auction, Room Sales and much more! Hosted by Stone Horses.
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July 10, 2008

"Hundreds of trainers withdrew their horses from competition at a major Tennessee Walking Horse show last weekend after USDA inspectors arrived on the scene to examine horses for violations of the Horse Protection Act."


"In 1998, The Tennessean published several articles on the walking horse industry. They interviewed defectors from the world of soring and the big lick. Pamela Reband, a former TWHBEA director, admitted in print to "sanctioning torture for 30 years." -From the article Sore Winners by Andrew Lang, DVM

Hear Pamela Reband speak at the 2009 Sound Horse Conference



What is soring?

Read this article and find out:



Sound Horse Conference


Facts on the industry

Here are a couple facts from the above link:


Of the 54 Riders Cup Top Trainers named by the Walking Horse Report in 2007 ONLY 4 had NO SORING VIOLATIONS. The rest shared a total of 204 violations.



There were 15 HPA suspensions between the 13 honorees recently inducted into the Walking Horse Hall of Fame. One honoree had 6 suspensions. One honoree who had no suspensions was the organist.



"Matte Pulle of the “Nashville Scene” in the October 29, 2003 edition, reports of an interview with a long time TWH trainer that ...  The USDA, which loosely monitors the industry, continues to cite successful trainers for soring-related infractions, including Bill Bobo, who won this year's World Grand Championship at the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration. Rhoads says that he recently walked into a barn of walking horses and saw 30 of them lying on the ground--a sure sign that they were in too much pain from the abuse to stand up - from friendsofsoundhorses.org/horseletter



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