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Funny Video: Horse Breeds Going Through Water

As someone whose horse won’t step a hoof in water unless another horse goes in first, this video made me laugh out loud!

 

Does your horse love the water or hate it? Have you ever gone swimming with your horse? Let me know in the comments!

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How I Got into Horses and Riding – YouTube Video with Storytime!

It’s time for another YouTube video! In this one, I am working on my “St John’s Wort” horse, the 5th in my “Medicinal” series. I decided to do something different with this video and tell the story of how I got into horses, how I met Glory, how she became my horse, and how I started my horseback riding journey. Please let me know if you like this type of video more than the ones with just music! If so, I’ll do more like this.

 

We had a scare with Glory this weekend where she wasn’t acting like herself and it was really scary. So instead of the blog post that I wanted to write, I have only this video to offer. I hope you enjoy it! If anyone wants, I’ll blog about the health scare on Wednesday. It was really awful and I was afraid I was going to lose my horse. 

What’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to your horse? Let me know in the comments!

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The Creation of Sunny, the Sunflower Inspired Horse

It took me forever to decide if I was going to release this video with a voiceover or just with music. Finally I decided to just do music. Do you prefer the music, or do you like when an artist talks about the process while the video plays? Or do you like more of a “storytime” approach where the artist talks about something else while the video is going? Let me know what you think!

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How I Clean my Grooming Brushes

Cleaning your horse grooming brushes is very important, but can be such a pain. Soaking, scrubbing, rinsing, drying- it’s not a chore I usually look forward to! However, my best friend and I recently started making brush-cleaning fizzy bombs that contain natural ingredients that don’t leave residue and make the process a lot easier! It’s almost fun now to clean my brushes! Below is a video of me cleaning my grooming gear with one of my favorite scents of our brush fizzies. Watch the video below!


 Cleaning your brushes regularly can extend the life of the brush, and let’s face it, horse stuff is expensive and we need to make what we do have last as long as possible. A clean brush also cuts down the time you spend on grooming, because you’re not depositing dirt from the brush bristles back onto the horse. Also, certain skin conditions can be spread by dirty brushes, so you need to clean them to prevent that (especially if you’re sharing brushes between horses, which is not an ideal situation, but I understand that sometimes you don’t have a set of brushes for each horse and have to use communal brushes).

Want your own set of brush fizzies? You can order from the Equisthetics web-site here! 

Want to know what gear I keep in my grooming box? Read my previous blog post here!

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Poisonous #2 – Poison Ivy Process Video

Today I finished the second of the “Poisonous” series, Poison Ivy! Below is a process video of me doing the colors on this piece.


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How to Make Custom Notepads – Tutorial Video!

I made a custom notepad this past week to get my work days organized, and got a lot of questions about it on social media! So I filmed a tutorial. It’s a really simple project and you can use any papers you like to do this with. I hope you like the video and that you have fun making some custom notepads!

 

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RAWR in the New Year!

Rawr! I started a new series!

Yup, DINOS ARE COMING! I’ve had this idea rattling around in my head for almost a year now, but last year was so crazy that I just never got to it. I grew up with three older brothers, so we were all dinosaur-crazy growing up. I was 10 years old when Jurassic Park came out and I remember going to see that movie several times in the theater. I also saved my allowance for a few weeks so that I could get the “battle damage” Triceratops toy because Triceratops are my faves. 

I am also crazy over “Tyrannosaurus Sue” and would love to get to Chicago someday and see her in person. So that’s why I decided to start this new dinosaur series with Sue! These dinos are drawn on maps of either where a famous fossil was found, or where the dinosaur roamed in the world. Since Sue was discovered in South Dakota, I chose that map for her background. 

Also, sorry about the video quality on the above. I got a video camera for Christmas and this was my first attempt at doing an art process video with it. Obviously I need to either figure out what’s up with the exposure or I need more lighting on my art desk, because that entire video is very, very blue. I’ll figure it out! I got the camera so that I can do more art videos and other videos for YouTube, and I’m loving having something dedicated to film on instead of using up space on my iPhone. So let me know what kind of videos you want to see in the next year!

I hope you all had a safe and happy new year’s eve. I can’t wait to spend 2020 with all of you. Looking forward to another year with all of you!