I think I am on my way to finding my lost Mojo. I have not been able to do much art in the past three years. I promised myself to make a big effort on finding my Mojo in 2015. Some of these drawings were done purely as a visual picture for my book, my story about life growing up on the farm.
I have been happy with my Equine Drawings, albeit that they are Cartoon Style . I have included all my recent drawings, including those completed in January 2015, together with the earlier drawings. I hope you the reader like and enjoy my art.
I used to teach the children to ride the horses. I taught them to stick like glue to their ponies.
The latest work, a miniature Palamino pony.
This rider is about to be bucked off the horse.
Thought the umbrella may deter the bird attacks, but this exercise ended badly.
Brother Richard riding the sheep. The proud look did not last long.
The four Carter children , the stars in the book. Richard was the eldest, followed by Brian, Elizabeth and Judith. Richard is holding a stock whip, which he often practiced whipping, using his siblings as subjects.
Riding, standing up bareback is fun. Fat ponies are great to balance on.
Teaching the dogs to ride the horses. There were times we needed to have the dogs ride the horses with us. This training familiarised the dog to learn to balance while riding. We kept the horse on a lead while training. Our ponies were ‘fool proof’ and accepted most exercises we subjected them to.
Riding back to front is very easy, but it all depends on the pony involved.
Alternative riding position to avoid the bird attacks.