Here's my gorgeous spare from last weekend, it's taken me a while to introduce him as it's only been sunny on my work days, and dull and damp on my days off, so I didn't get chance to take his photos til this afternoon
I also didn't name him yet, hence the vague title there! But he's just great, his dapply shaded colour's so rich and the big white markings just make it pop, I was so so lucky to get first reply on him and still think he's my favourite from the whole batch
I did plan to braid up his tail as a working draft horse, cutting and stitching and gluing it into an accurate heavy horse braid, but it looks and feels so nice loose I don't want to do anything that'd permanently ruin the hair, so I think the most that'll happen to him is a quick twist up tied with a ribbon and undone immediately afterwards!
His big white face, he looks very kind and honest, with his alert pricked up ears and happy eyes!
He he is in his bridle, copied from one I've got in my collection of old horsey tack and harness, except for one alteration - I don't put mouthpieces on the Julip scale tack to avoid damaging their mouths and the paint on the faces, but that means the bridles need help for the 'bit' to sit near enough to the corners of the mouth, so I had to add a back strap to the noseband to make it wrap around and stay on.
Another pic with the bridle on, and his colour looking stunning in the sunshine!