These three characterful horses live in the New Forrest their owner had seen a Stable automata of mine on the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre web site . Vanessa got in touch to see If I would create her own horses in their stable block. Capturing their markings and mannerisms was a delight. Vanessa sent through photos and took a few small films on her phone and told me about them in an email.
'When not throwing hay around Bovril, the big all brown thing who goes on look out has a very long tongued licky habit.'
'Tiana the big one with white face, funny little dots either side of her nose and rather greying hair (she's the old girl of the group) is a bit of a yawner.'
'Gracie the brighter brown one with a smaller face (30cm top of head to nose while the others are both 36cm) likes munching on hay'