I've been working on this on and off for ages now. Threw a few fits, devoured a few chocolates but its done! I really need to up my landscapes and people ><
So remember when I mentioned a pony invasion? Well this is it 8D I had planned some Shetlands too, but when I tried drawing one, I realized I don't have their proportions right... so those will come at a later time - need more practice.
This is very much inspired by my real life riding adventures.
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Story: There was a lot of fuss going on today at Castle in the Sky. Its been almost a week since Hrim, the owner saddled Maturica and left to a village in the heart of Szeklerland to purchase new horses, that would bring forth the much needed change in the stables activity and style.
The stables and people we're definitely not the sophisticated kind, no fancy indoor arena or fancy programs, the horses spent most of their times outdoors and the mares were free to roam in un-fenced areas, and would always return by nightfall on their own.
The race track Harry trained on so many times, was improvised. At most shows, the staff would always feel a little awkward, as they felt like they don't belong. So why pretend you're someone you're not. Might as well go back to basics, and be what you always knew you'd become.
Just before sundown, the dogs started barking alerting Baldric who was outside checking on the stallions. In the distance, two riders and a total number of four horses we're galloping towards the stables. Bladric could recognize the red maned horse to be Maturica and her rider Hrim. But who was the other rider? He could tell its a she, and noticed the wooden traditional Mongolian saddle on the horse she rode.
Soon enough everyone was out and greeting the new arrivals and their boss. Excitement was in the air as they checked out the 3 new horses, all pony sized and hardy looking.
Night fell and after the horses were tended to, the staff sat down in the house, enjoying a glass of wine (or should I say pint of wine XD) and talking about the adventures of the long ride to Szeklerland and back.
Stories... will be the death of me >.> so along the three new horses, we also have a new and very capable staff member to help us
Refs coming up soon!
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Art & Characters © ~CSStables aka ~Mesteno
Done in IllustStudio
Estimated time: 10 hours give or take (if you include the number of times I had to redo horses, tack, landscape and so on).