Special, though he turned out NOTHING like what I ordered! I wanted a grey like this:
and specified that he was to have dark points, a dark forehand and quarters and be a kind of 'warm' grey rather than cold, like he was bay or chestnut based. Apparently whoever took the order didn't pass on my picture to the painter so I was a bit shocked when he arrived! Not that I'm complaining though, I love him to bits!
My absolute favourite is Meredith the cob stallion. He has always had the most personality and was the first model to be turned into a cartoon version many many years ago in an article for MHU magazine. My inspiration for Meredith's character was partly my Aunt's cob Rocky ( who was a bit of a horse nonconformist and all round contrary so and so!) and partly the Welsh D stallions that used to be in the Whit Monday Gymkhana in Cassio Park in Watford. They were all rearing and mis behaving - in an entertaining way for a spectator such as myself to watch- and so Meredith's attitude filled character was born.
This is impossible to decide! I narrowed it down to a few of the prettiest but then realised there's older horses I could be even more attached to even though their paintwork's not as good. I don't think I can pick just one or two out of a whole collection I like for all different reasons.
Mine has to be this one. She called Savannah (her original name), and cost me a lot of money even for a Julip. She dates from the early-mid 1970s (cant open mouth to check), and she's in fabulous condition for her age.
Another favourite has to be this special order, who sadly has no name (I suck at making names up!) since I ordered him. I asked for a blue roan and white hunter, and a dun eventer at the same time. But he's my favourite out of the two. He has a blaze on his head.