Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Why don't I live in Canada (ref:Toronto Live)

Because I'm not Canadian, I guess.  I've been to Canada.  I've been lost in Canada.  Well, not really lost, but kind of misplaced.  I got on 99 going the wrong way and ended up in North Vancouver rather than I-5 back at the border.  But that's besides the point.  I was kicking around Facebook a little while ago and saw a neat-looking model posted to Breyer's page...
Her name is Lioness and she's a prize model for Toronto Live.  I'm not too crazy about the mold pose or the 'hole-y' mane, but the color and glossiness is what I like.  It looks so much better and more realistic than the original mold Rain, who is very cartoony and plastic-y looking
Photo by Melissa Mills
They've only done one other model on this and fortunately that one isn't plastic-y and cartoon-y.  I wouldn't mind having Lady Liberty in my stable either
photo by Sue Lehman
I wonder if you have to actually show at Toronto Live to be put in the contest to win Lioness.  I don't show anymore.  Haven't in more years than I could count, so aside from the location thing, there's also that I don't live show anymore.  Hahaha.  Well, I guess that's it, then.  I can't win the horse.  Bummer.  hahaha.  Arizona doesn't have any live shows anymore really.  Not big ones like when Arizona Live was still going.  There's still a few small ones, but nothing that could net us a special model like Lioness.  Even if there was, I probably wouldn't show.  I don't know.  When I was showing I was all about getting the ribbons and/or awards and I got rid of a bunch of models because they weren't LSQ...just gave them away.  I regret that now, but I can't do anything to change the past.

**edited** Thank you to Niki for explaining this model is part of a program Breyer has to provide a model to live model shows. And yes, only showers get to enter a chance to win it. Good luck, Niki, on getting one for yourself!

Also while looking around Facebook, I found this meme, which I thought was funny
I imagine I would be somewhere in the middle of the two mind-sets.  I don't think I'd automatically just leave because he looked mad.  I think I'd take the whole picture into consideration.  Not literally the picture shown, but the over-all picture of the horse's body language.  I've been fortunate in that I've never been bit or stepped on and I'd like to keep it that way.  hahaha.  I actually can't remember the last time I even got to TOUCH a horse.  <sigh>

On a somewhat related note...I've been having problems doing anything with my horse story.  I have tons of ideas, but I've been having trouble getting it started and keeping it going.   I had this story completely written at one point, but then decided I didn't like the rushed way it ended and decided to re-write it and that's when I started having issues.  But I've put my whale trainer story on the back burner until I can stop being upset with what Sea World California has done.  No, it has nothing to do with the movie Blackfish.  Not really.  Blackfish is based on out-dated practices and outright lies.  What Sea World has done is current and makes me very mad.  But that's besides the point.  I don't know, now, if that story will ever get finished, even though it's moving right along, so I'm setting it aside in favor of my horse story.  Anyway, I have this picture on my computer desktop at work of Manchester Farm in Lexington KY
I was looking at it yesterday and suddenly ideas started coming to me.  I haven't been able to write much yet, but it's at least a start, right?  I look forward to seeing how far I can take it.  Wish me luck that I finally will get this written.

Well, I'd better get back to work.  Happy Hump Day!


  1. Lioness is actually the Breyer Live Show Benefit horse for this year. There's a whole list of show through the year that get a copy. I've been to two already this year and am probably going to two or three more later.

    Only registered entrants to the show get their name put in and then, only once each (to make it fair).

    The list of shows and guidelines for how the program works are listed on the Breyer site.

  2. Oh, okay. The post on FB was specifically about Toronto Live so I didn't figure about other shows. Thank you for explaining it to me. As I said, it's been a looong time since I showed, but now that I think of it, Breyer put out special models then, too.