I grew up on a farm in Taiwan. We did not have horses, nor was I particularly interested in them. My sister-in-law, who had a complete different upbringing from me, adores horses. One of her childhood dreams was to own a horse. My daughter shares my sister-in-law's passion for horses. Although she knows better than to ask for a horse, she is definitely fascinated by them and has been begging me to take horseback riding lessons for a while now. When I was contacted by The Trail of Painted Ponies to review their beautifully painted horses, I knew that my daughter would be beyond thrilled to own these ponies.
The Trail of Painted Ponies recently released two new figurines, The Prairie Princess & Regalia. DD was lucky enough to have received both of them to check out. A co-creation of pop artist Howie Green and TV legend Alison Arngrim, The Prairie Princess pony is a tribute to the ladies who made their homes on the prairies of America in the 1800s. Regalia is mirrored after the Janet Snyder Crow Indians who were renowned for colorful bead work and distinctive geometric compositions. Astride a Pony like “Regalia,” a Crow Indian would have been a strikingly powerful presence as he rode across the open plains.
The ponies we received to review were packaged very well so they arrived in mint condition. Each pony came with a story card explaining who the artist was and significance of the pony. Once we took the ponies out of their packages, we discovered that each pony is numbered on the bottom. The pony itself is heavy, it was clear to us that the figure is not cheaply made. The ponies are beautifully crafted with great details that bring them to life.
DD loves these ponies. As soon as she took them out of the packages, she carefully placed them on her tall dresser so that there is no chance that her little brother could accidentally knock it over or intentionally take it down to play with it. From the way she cares for them, I could tell how happy she is to be an owner of these ponies. If I have to say something negative to say about them, I would say that the only downside for us is that now DD wants to collect them all!
Is your daughter or yourself a horse lover? Would you like to own one of these beautiful pony from Trail of Painted Ponies? To buy one, please visit the
The Trail of Painted Ponies site.
Many thanks to Enesco. The company has generously offered 1 pony from Trail of Painted Ponies as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on April 29, 2014.
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